The Community Foundation for Staffordshire

Published: 18 November 2020

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We've launched our Surviving Winter 2020 Appeal!

Surviving Winter is an initiative that we run every year to tackle fuel poverty across Staffordshire.  But with the Covid-19 pandemic  and lockdowns affecting our communities there is more need for it this year than ever.  For the first time Surviving Winter will also be available to communities across Shropshire, and Telford & the Wrekin.

We need your support to help those who are most at risk this winter.

We Need Your Help!

The Covid-19 Pandemic and lockdowns have brought home to us all the problems that many people face every year in winter.

In winter older people can become more isolated than usual, spending more time in their homes.  They are less likely to travel, even for shopping and medical appointments.  There are still many people that experience fuel poverty who have to make a daily decision about whether they will eat that day or have their heating on, and this can affect older people, children and families.  The pandemic has meant that many more people than usual are facing these problems.

Holiday hunger has also become more pronounced, and across the UK an estimated 8.4million people will struggle to get enough food to eat.  This can affect working households, as well as those made up of older people, or those on low or fluctuating incomes


How can you get involved?


We need your help to raise funds and help thousands of people across our county.  Every penny raised in Staffordshire will go to support the most vulnerable people in the Staffordshire. Every penny raised in Shropshire will go to help the most vulnerable in Shropshire.

You can help us to support people through our Justgiving Campaign for Staffordshire or Shropshire. You can also donate by text message by using Donr.

If you are not able to support the campaign financially you could still get involved through volunteering, or by helping to spread the word about this vital campaign which could save lives this winter.

Text SWSTAFFS to 70085 to donate £5

Text SWSHROP to 70450 to donate £5


Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text SWSTAFFSNOINFO to 70085 or SWSHROPNOINFO to 70450.

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