Measham Parish Council

Serving the people of Measham

Clerk: Dawn Roach
c/o Measham Leisure Centre
off High Street, Measham
Derbyshire DE12 7HR

Tel: 01530 589583

AGE UK LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND HEATING OR EATING CAMPAIGN

AGE UK LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND  HEATING OR EATING CAMPAIGN

We are already waking up to cold temperatures each morning, and it's easy to take central heating and warm dinners for granted. Both heating and eating are vital for our health in the cold weather, which is why Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland is launching its Heating or Eating campaign.

Winter hardship causes over 50,000 deaths every year in England and Wales. Locally 650 people will die this winter because they can't afford their heating bills. A staggering fact is that 10% of our counties' households are in fuel poverty.

The Heating or Eating campaign, which runs throughout the winter, aims to help older people in food and fuel poverty in our local community. All donations received throughout the campaign will be used to provide food parcels, blankets, hot water bottles and winter clothing or to help older people pay utility bills, fix or replace boilers and heaters.

Do you need our help?
If you are over 50 and facing the choice of heating or eating, Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland can help you this winter and can help you prepare for future winters. We can

  • Give you a free Home Energy Check and energy saving items which will reduce your heating costs
  • Make sure that you are getting your benefit entitlements which will increase your income
  • Help you to work with your energy provider so you are on the best energy tariffs
  • Signpost you to other services which will help you prepare for and get the support you need during winter

How can you help?
Your donation could save a life in your community this winter. Please donate online at www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/heatingoreating or by cheque, payable to Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, to Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, Lansdowne House, 113 Princess Road East, Leicester LE1 7LA. Please call 0116 299 2233 for more information.

For more information please contact Tessa Trace at Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland on 0116 299 2233.

Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 10:16 by Dawn Roache

Tags: Age UK