The Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation (BLCF) has teamed up with the Bedford Blues to launch the Surviving Winter Appeal to support the 41,700 households in Bedfordshire live in poverty.
BLCF is an independent registers charity working with some of the county’s most vulnerable and in need and want to help make sure none of those people are struggling with food or fuel poverty during the winter months.
Dominic Fraser, Head of Community at Bedford Blues says “We are asking the people and businesses of Bedfordshire to come together to support those in need and help them cope over the winter months.
“For many people it can sometimes be a choice between heating or eating, this isn’t just something that affects older people, but also families and others in need. Monies raised will support those most vulnerable in the community, together we can help to make a real difference.”
The appeal is running until March 2019 and hopes to raise £10,000 to support individuals and families across the county during the winter months.
BLCF also partner with other local grassroots organisations such as Bedford Foodbank, The Need Project, FACES & Age Concern, to provide essential items like food parcels or winter kits. They also helping pay fuel costs for those most in need.
If you are a local business or individual that would like to support this appeal you can call BLCF on 01234 834930 or donate by text. Just send ‘BLCF10’ followed by the amount (£5 or £10) to 70070
Further info can be found at the BCLF website.