The cold weather during winter can be a worrying time for those for whom turning the heating up to stay warm means that they run the risk of being unable to pay their fuel bills - so the Lions are asking for your help. The concept is simple...
The Winter Fuel Payment
The Government's tax free "Winter Fuel Payment" of between £100 and £300 is paid to those born on or before 5th July 1953. It usually is received between November and December and can be essential help for some, ensuring they stay warm during the cold winter months. Others, however, find themselves in a position where they don't need some or all of this payment.
If you don't need it
If you find that you don't need all of your Winter Fuel Payment, then we can ensure it goes to someone who really needs it. Working in conjunction with the Citizens Advice Bureau and a local charity, Christians Against Poverty, we identify households in fuel poverty or fuel debt. After ensuring that each case is truely worthy of support, a payment is made directly towards the individual's fuel bill, helping them stay warm over the winter period.
Donate to the Wenceslas Appeal
We call this our Wenceslas Appeal and it ensures that your payment goes to someone who really needs the money to help them keep warm. If you can help, please choose your donation method:
I am writing this little note to say a massive thank you for the generosity you have shown me, I can hardly believe it! I am a single parent with a young daughter and I live on benefits as I have recently recovered from cancer. I got diagnosed a year ago and had chemo which thankfully seems to have done the trick! It has had a lot of side effects though, one of whch is constantly feeling cold so your kind gift has made a real difference to us, especially when we had that cold snap.
You have warmed our hearts as well as our bodies. God bless you all.
For more information please contact Mike Rushby on 07833 574089. Total confidentially of the client’s identity will be maintained at all times and all applicants will be carefully vetted by the CAB staff for eligibility.