Surviving Winter

21 November 2017

In the Bleak Midwinter

  •  1,040 people in Devon died unnecessarily last winter due to the cold
  •  1 in 8 Devon households live in fuel poverty
  •  1 in 5 rural Devon households are in fuel poverty

The Surviving Winter appeal is a campaign to help the most vulnerable in our communities to stay warm and well this winter. It asks those who feel they can, to consider donating to those who desperately need extra support during the cold winter months. Many previous donors have donated their Winter Fuel payment if they don't need it.

Devon Community Foundation, the Charity behind the appeal, is urging anyone who feels they can afford to forego their Winter Fuel Payment or would like to help in any way, to donate to Surviving Winter and help those who may be left out in the cold either through increased isolation, fuel poverty or both.

Community Energy organisations across the county are among the first to step forward and support the appeal after seeing first-hand the need in the community, as well as the real desire from those who want to help.

Donate to the Surviving Winter Appeal online at: or send a cheque made out to Devon Community Foundation to: Surviving Winter, Devon Community Foundation, The Factory, Leat Street, Tiverton, EX16 5LL. Don't forget to add Gift Aid and boost your donation by 25%, you just need to download and complete the form on the Foundation's website.