Every year, there are over 2,000 excess winter deaths amongst older people in London. These are older people dying from largely preventable conditions worsened by the cold weather. In order to tackle this neglected issue, we are once again running our Surviving Winter appeal.
We are encouraging individuals who can to donate their Winter Fuel Payments so we can support older people in desperate need this winter. We also welcome donations from younger donors who do not yet qualify for this benefit!
Last year, we raised over £70,000 and helped over 700 older people stay safe and warm over Christmas and into the New Year. This year, we are working with the Community Foundations across the UK, Saga, National Energy Action and Turn2Us to spread the word about how Surviving Winter is helping older people.
Thanks to a generous donation from Deutsche Bank, we will not take a penny of your donation for LCF's administrative costs, and 100% of donations and Gift Aid will go straight to the people and projects on the ground.
You can find out more about last year’s appeal by downloading our report, found in the right hand column.
You can donate to the London wide appeal with a cheque made payable to The London Community Foundation with 'Surviving Winter' written on the back and send it back to us with this form. Or you can donate online here.
"This is a way for people to support some of the most isolated members of any community, at a time when they are most in need. This appeal will help older and vulnerable people affected by fuel poverty this winter."
"You really are helping people who need help. To someone who never stops thinking about money and budgeting, it makes such a difference. They worry - should I heat my house or put food on my table? For many people, receiving a grant really is lifesaving."
- Eleni Joannou, community manager at Holloway Neighbourhood Group