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Cumbria Community Foundation
Cumbria Community Foundation

Cumbria Winter Warmth Appeal 2020

Why we need your help

As many as 300 older people in Cumbria die every year due to the cold weather as they are made to choose between heating and eating.
Each year Cumbria Community Foundation runs the Winter Warmth Appeal, which has been running for the past four years. 
In that time we have raised more than £360,000 and supported over 2,500 people.
Please donate to our Winter Warmth Appeal and help older people stay warm and healthy throughout the winter.
We also run The Big Sleep, which is an annual fundraising challenge raising money for the Winter Warmth Appeal.
People from all across the UK descend of a Lake District field in the midst of winter and sleep out under the stars where temperatures have reached  minus 6 degrees. Last year it raised £20,000.
“The Winter Warmth Grant was absolutely marvellous, as I have a basic pension. The house has night storage heaters so I don’t have a choice about how to keep warm. I avoid using the electric fire. Many days I do without heating.” Betty, 80, Alston

As many as 300 older people in Cumbria die every year due to the cold weather as they are made to choose between heating and eating. In our worst winter, this has increased to 500.

Each year, Cumbria Community Foundation runs the Winter Warmth Appeal, which has been running for the past ten years. In that time we have raised more than £1 million and support over a thousand older people each winter.

More than 120,000 Cumbrians receive the Government’s Winter Fuel Payment and to many it’s a lifeline, but for those that don’t need it, we can pass the money to someone who is choosing between heating and eating this winter.

Please donate to our Winter Warmth Appeal and help older people stay warm and healthy throughout the winter.

“The Winter Warmth grant was absolutely marvellous, as I have a basic pension. The house has night storage heaters so I don’t have a choice about how to keep warm. I avoid using the electric fire. Many days I do without heating.” Betty, 80, Alston

193,782.17

raised towards 200,000.00 target

193782.17
200000.00

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Supporters

Dixons 1882

Dixons 1882

2342.52

Mar 28, 2021

Peter GLOVER

to the winter warmth fund -cumbria community foundation

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Feb 14, 2021

Anonymous

200.00
(plus 50.00 giftaid)

Jan 29, 2021

Anonymous

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jan 26, 2021

Alison C

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jan 26, 2021

Anonymous


Jan 21, 2021

Caroline

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jan 20, 2021

Anonymous


Jan 19, 2021

Denis Inch


Jan 19, 2021

Anonymous

14.00
(plus 3.50 giftaid)

Jan 18, 2021

Anonymous

Thank you for the wonderful work you do for the people of Cumbria.


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Total raised so far

193,782.17

Total plus Gift Aid 200,574.98

Direct donations

28,770.65

Raised offline 162,669.00

Fundraising pages

2,342.52

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