The Surviving Winter Appeal, a joint fundraising initiative led by the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation (BLCF) and the Bedford Blues, has just £1,400 to go to reach its £20,000 target and help support those in Bedfordshire living in poverty.
As reported by the Bedford Independent last month, the BLCF launched their Surviving Winter appeal to support those who may struggle with food or fuel poverty during the winter months. It is estimated that over 41,700 households in Bedfordshire live in poverty.
A spokesperson for the BLCF told the Bedford Independent: “We’d like to thank everyone who has supported our Surviving Winter Appeal. You’ve helped make a real difference as every penny you’ve donated will go to helping people in our communities living in poverty.
“Now, with over £18,600 donated so far we need just £1,400 more to reach our target of £20,000. If we do that by the end of January we’ll receive match funding from The Act Foundation, doubling any donations received.”
BLCF also partner with other local grassroots organisations such as Bedford Foodbank, The Need Project, FACES & Age UK (Concern), to provide essential items like food parcels or winter kits. They also helping pay fuel costs for those most in need.
To donate to this vital initiative, which will help vulnerable people (young or old), stay warm and look after themselves and their families this winter. To donate text 70070 quoting BLCF10 followed by the amount (e.g. £1, £5 or £10) or you can visit their website http://www.blcf.org.uk/giving/donate/winter/ Or if you would like to send a cheque you can call us on 01234 834930.
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.