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Suffolk Community Foundation – Surviving Winter Appeal

Help older people in Suffolk stay warm and healthy this winter

The 2015/16 campaign was record breaking in every respect. Together we raised an astounding £110,000 by continuing to ask a simple question of those in receipt of a non-means tested Winter Fuel Allowance – ‘If you don’t need it, please could you donate it to somebody who does?” An incredible achievement which, most importantly, supported more than 500 older and vulnerable households right across Suffolk – an increase of over 100 households from the previous year.

All previous records for this campaign were broken again in Suffolk and a substantial increase of just over £25,000 was achieved. Suffolk’s support for Surviving Winter 2015/16 once again topped the leader board of a national community foundation campaign. We would like to do the same again this year!

For our sixth annual campaign, we are welcoming two new partners, the Citizens Advice Bureau and Warm Homes Healthy People, to help us distribute grants to older people most in need across Suffolk.

The appeal is encouraging people to donate their winter fuel payment if they can afford to do so, or to donate whatever they can to help older people keep warm this winter. If you would like to donate your winter fuel payment this year, there are a number of ways to do so:

  • Donate online at
  • Complete this form to donate by cheque
  • Donate by card by calling 01473 602602
  • Buy the East Anglian Daily Times and complete the form


For more information, please visit our website or contact Tim Holder, Development Director at the Foundation at or on 01473 786916.

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