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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

73,931.65

raised towards 150,000.00 target

73931.65
150000.00

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Supporters

Dec 02, 2020

Mr Mrs Morgan

Hope this helps those in need of support this winter.

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Dec 02, 2020

Anonymous


Dec 01, 2020

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 01, 2020

Lawrence

50.00

Dec 01, 2020

Anonymous


Dec 01, 2020

Carrs Group plc

50.00

Dec 01, 2020

Anonymous

50.00

Dec 01, 2020

Anonymous

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Dec 01, 2020

Anonymous

200.00

Dec 01, 2020

Nicholas Coulson

500.00
(plus 125.00 giftaid)

49

Total raised so far

73,931.65

Total plus Gift Aid 78,192.88

Direct donations

18,746.65

Raised offline 55,185.00

Fundraising pages

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