Winter appeal for needy is boosted by generous donations

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GENEROUS Sussex residents have already given more than £28,000 to Sussex Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter appeal, to help others in the county struggling to meet their fuel bills.

In addition, the appeal has been boosted this year by a cash injection from the Government’s Warm Homes Healthy People Fund via East Sussex County Council, meaning another £16,200 will be distributed in East Sussex as cash grants.

Citizens Advice Bureaux and branches of Age UK across Sussex will be distributing the cash direct to older and vulnerable people in fuel poverty who need help to keep warm this winter.

Donate online at www.localgiving.com/sussexcf.