Kent Community Foundation is launching a, Surviving Winter Campaign, which aims to tackle social isolation and make winter less lonely for older people, as well as helping them stay well, healthy and independent.
As autumn draws to a close and the evenings get longer and colder, older people are particularly vulnerable, as cold weather increases their risk of illnesses and social isolation.
Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation comments: “We want to make winter less lonely for older people as well as helping them stay well, healthy and independent. Kent Community Foundation already supports projects throughout Kent and Medway that address the everyday challenges faced by elderly people and we hope that donations to the Surviving Winter Campaign will allow us to support even more good causes.”
“If just 10% of everyone, in receipt of the Winter Fuel Payment, in Kent and Medway were to donate £100 to the Surviving Winter Campaign, we would have a Fund of more than £3 million to help vulnerable elderly people in the county. Therefore, we are asking those who receive the payment, but don’t rely on it, to donate it to others. But you don’t have to be over 65 to give to this campaign, anyone who wants to give, even a small amount, will be making a significant difference to vulnerable, elderly people in the county.”