(First posted October 19th 2020)

Suffolk Community Foundation has launched this year’s Rebuilding Local Lives Surviving Winter Appeal.

Last year’s Surviving Winter Appeal raised enough money to heat over 1,000 homes and connected hundreds of vulnerable people to other services to help tackle isolation, other physical and mental health issues caused by poor living conditions, debt and a general lack of access to services that could improve their lives. This year, the ‘Foundation are expecting more people than ever to need support, and so are merging Surviving Winter with their central Rebuilding Local Lives initiative.

If you are able to donate to the Surviving Winter Appeal please follow the link to their webpage and do, so that those Suffolk residents in need, do not have to choose between ‘heating or eating’, this winter.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling, please get in touch so we can connect you to the help you need.

“Keeping older vulnerable people warm and physically well in their own homes is so important and saves lives. The Rural Coffee Caravan is delighted to be joining the Surviving Winter team again this year. Whilst we all aim to keep people warm in their homes, we also need to make sure that they stay connected and don’t suffer loneliness and isolation.”  Ann Osborn. CEORural Coffee Caravan