With the frequent news headlines about the rise in energy and food prices, its not hard to recognise that the coming winter is going to be very difficult for many people, more people in all probability, than last year. Keeping connected to neighbours family and friends is vital as we go through these tough times and we work hard on this as you know, with our village visits, our MeetUpMondays network and our c-a-f-e network. With the best will in the world though, these wont pay the bills!
If you are in a position to help financially, we would like to suggest three ways this can be done:
1. Winter Fuel Allowance. If you don’t need yours, you can donate it to Suffolk Community Foundation ‘Rebuilding Local Lives appeal’ and they will redistribute the funds to households that need help.
2. Sign up to 500 Suffolk Reasons and donate £1 a week to create a pot of kindness for a household struggling to cope. At the moment these awards can only be made once a month but as the membership grows so will the number of beneficiaries. 500suffolkreasons.org for more info.
3. Donate to our Slow Cooker appeal: Cooking With Kindness Again Slow cookers are very cheap to use and make delicious meals out of the cheapest ingredients. Last year we gave out 500! We want to do this again if we can.
All of these ways to help mean that your gift stays local, something we know can mean a lot.
We are all in the same storm but not necessarily in the same boat
…so if you can help, you won’t change the world but you will make the world of change to someone who needs this kindness. Plus in our experience, kindness begets kindness and we know that beneficiaries in the past have ‘paid it forward’ , so its really a win win situation.
Any questions, do please get in touch by calling 01379 855338, or by emailing us, or via our social media.