Woking Borough Council
Civic OfficesGloucester SquareWokingSurreyGU21 6YL
Telephone: 01483 755855
17 January 2013
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The Community Foundation for Surrey is encouraging those who can afford it, to donate their Winter Fuel allowance from the government to support older and vulnerable people in the County. Donations are also welcome from those who do not receive the Winter Fuel allowance wishing to support the campaign.
Dame Sarah Goad, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, has pledged her support to the Surviving Winter appeal by donating her own Winter Fuel Payment, said: "I am delighted to support this excellent campaign again this year. I hope my endorsement will encourage more people to donate to the appeal and support residents that are isolated and vulnerable."
Money raised from the campaign will be awarded as grants to local community and voluntary groups that are supporting older people in the County to reduce isolation and vulnerability. Some of the funding is already being used by groups such as Surrey Heath Age Concern to provide a volunteer befriending scheme to support older people in the area. Other recipients provide companionship, activities and a hot meal to older members of the community that may otherwise face isolation. In Surrey alone, last winter 554 deaths* were directly attributable to the weather - the majority of them being older people.
To donate to the appeal please send a cheque to:
Surviving Winter Appeal 2012
Community Foundation for Surrey
1 Bishop's Wharf
Walnut Tree Close
Or donate online at https://localgiving.com/donation/surrey
For further information, please contact Davina Patel on 01483 409230 or email@example.com
Working in partnership with Surrey Healthy Homes and Action Surrey, the Community Foundation will be able to match all donations on a one to one basis from the government's `Warm Homes Healthy People' programme.
Action Surrey is also providing free Keep Warm Keep Well kits** which include free boiler repairs/replacements, discounted loft or cavity wall insulation and free loft clearance (subject to availability, tenure and eligibility). The kit also provides draughtproofing, window film, carbon monoxide monitors, hot water tank jackets, chimney balloons, thermostatic radiator valves and room thermometers which will help people who are struggling to stay warm in their homes.
If you or someone you know would benefit from further assistance or would like a Keep Warm Keep Well kit please contact Action Surrey on 0800 783 2503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*According to the Surrey Health Profile 2012
**Subject to availability, tenure and eligibility
Surrey Green Homes is a joint initiative of Action Surrey and environmental volunteer groups including all Transition Towns across Surrey, Guildford Environment Forum, Epsom & Ewell Energy Group and Woking LA21. Action Surrey is a local Council partnership scheme designed to help homeowners save energy in the home and install renewable technology.
Action Surrey is funded by the Surrey Improvement Partnership and the eco-open homes event is supported by ICLEI, a network of sustainable cities operating worldwide to raise awareness of saving energy and other environmental challenges.