More than 25,000 people in the UK die from causes related to the cold each winter. The Surviving Winter appeal, now in its second year, provides small grants (typically around £500) to older people to help them stay warm and dry as the weather gets colder. Because of Deutsche Bank’s support of London campaign costs, every penny donated by the public and other funders in London will go directly to the people who need it most.
Sonal Shah, CEO of the London Community Foundation, said: “Winter is a dangerous time for London’s older people and fuel poverty causes serious health problems including heart attacks and strokes. We have a growing population of older people living in shocking conditions, alone and seemingly forgotten by the outside world.
Last year we helped 736 people in London through our Surviving Winter campaign and this year, with Deutsche Bank’s support, we hope to help even more.”
To donate to the appeal, click here.
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less fortunate this winter.