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FAIR Frome is asking people who don’t feel that they need their winter fuel allowance to donate it to a charity dedicated to helping local people in poverty.
Fair Frome, which supports local people living with poverty, is looking at developing more practical schemes over the next year, and financial donations will help the charity progress.
Fair Frome co-ordinator Wendy Miller-Williams said, “We are inviting those who qualify for, but do not feel they need, winter fuel payments to consider donating it to Fair Frome.
“The funding we receive can be used in a variety of other ways to ensure that it is targeted at those who need it in and around Frome. We are keen to establish a furniture scheme this year for instance, which will provide free furniture to people referred by local support agencies.
“Several people have already donated their winter fuel payments and we have topped £1,000 from this source, which is great – thanks to everyone who has contributed, it is much appreciated.”
If you do not feel you need the allowance and would like to donate it to Fair Frome, you can do so online at www.localgiving.com/charity/fairfrome or in person at the town council offices at 5 Palmer Street.