Quartet Community Foundation

Surviving Winter Appeal

The money raised will support local charities & community organisations in the West of England who can reach the people most in need of help. If you can afford to make a donation of some or all of your Winter Fuel Payment (WTP) then we need you!

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 November 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 February 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1080418)

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Situation

Nationally 5.4 million households are living in fuel poverty; almost half of those are aged over 60. Older people living alone are most at risk and across the whole of the West of England 559 vulnerable people died from causes directly attributable to the cold and poor living conditions.

Solution

The WFP is a universal payment made to everyone over the age of 60 on the electoral roll, during November and December so just a small percentage of these made as donations to the Surviving Winter Appeal would make a huge difference to those in need. 227,200 people in the West of England are eligible to receive the WFP & if 1% of them donated their winter fuel payment (based on lowest amount received e.g. £200) then £454,400 could be raised across West of England.

  • I am pleased to support this fuel poverty initiative and hope it will help encourage many others to help those vulnerable members of our community

    — John Cullum, High Sheriff of Somerset

  • I want thousands of Bristolians to ask themselves if they need the WFP and then as I do, support the Surviving Winter Appeal wholeheartedly

    — John Cottrell, High Sheriff of Bristol

  • I am pleased to support this fuel poverty initiative and hope it will help encourage many others to help those vulnerable members of our community

    — John Cullum, High Sheriff of Somerset

  • I want thousands of Bristolians to ask themselves if they need the WFP and then as I do, support the Surviving Winter Appeal wholeheartedly

    — John Cottrell, High Sheriff of Bristol