Spirit of Lancashire Winter Appeal
The Spirit of Lancashire Winter Appeal aims to raise funds and awareness of the combined effects of
winter on our fellow Lancastrians who may be more vulnerable than most, especially due to natural disasters, fuel poverty and loneliness.
This important Appeal has been created following the devastation caused by Storms Desmond and Eva when many communities were forced out of their homes last year. Thanks to the great spirit of Lancashire the county came together to rebuild people’s homes and communities. The Community Foundation’s Lancashire Flood Appeal played its part by providing vital funding and support to vulnerable people, families and community groups. The Appeal in 2015 highlighted the need for a future charitable fund to help local people rebuild their lives and survive during winter.
For the past 5 years the Community Foundation has been raising funds to help support vulnerable people survive the winter. The Appeal acts as a vehicle for generous pensioners to ‘recycle’ their Winter Fuel payments and has now developed into a giving portal for anyone to donate to support vulnerable people in their communities.
In contrast Lancashire is one of the most generous counties in the country and we hope many Lancastrians will support the Appeal to demonstrate their spirit of Lancashire to support those less fortunate this Winter.
Did you know...
The need in Lancashire at winter time is significant as Lancashire has a higher than average ageing population:- 18.5% of Lancashire’s population are aged 65 or over (268,000 people) against the national average of 17%- Approximately 70,000 households in Lancashire experience fuel poverty- 30,840 people in Blackpool receive winter fuel payment recipients which is the highest in Lancashire
Support the Spirit of Lancashire Appeal
You can support the Spirit of Lancashire Appeal in the following ways:
Donate online here: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/spiritoflancashire
Donate via text by texting LFLD15 and your donation amount, eg. £10 to 70070
Donations can be made by cheque and sent to our North West Office @ 3rd Floor Stanley Building, 43 Hanover Street L1 3DN