Approach of winter brings Pershore plea for help - The Evesham Observer

Approach of winter brings Pershore plea for help

Rob George 7th Oct, 2022   0

A PERSHORE charity is asking for help to aid the vulnerable in the local community this coming winter in the midst of the rising cost of living crisis.

Pershore United Charities (PUC) is asking anyone who feel they are to spare some of their Winter Fuel Benefit or Energy Bills Support Scheme money to consider donating some of it to aid those for whom winter heating costs will be a major financial struggle.

Chairman of the charity Canon Claire Lording said the call was part of PUC’s aim to ‘unite the churches and community in easing hardship amongst local residents and organisations’.

“Trustees are from local churches or have been nominated by the Town Council,” she said.

“This winter we are encouraging residents who feel able to kindly consider donating some of their allowance to a designated fund managed by PUC, which has been set up to help with rising energy costs and the knock on consequences of high bills for the most vulnerable in our community.

“To date we have been able to help with bills or with purchases that can make homes warmer, for example, appropriate floor covering.

Any help will be gratefully received and thank you for the difference it will make to the most vulnerable in our community.”

Anyone who would like to support this fund can contact PUC’s Clerk, Andy Walton via the Pershore Abbey and Benefice Office, Alveston House, 11 Broad Street, Pershore WR10 1BB.

Similarly any cheques, clearly labelled for Pershore United Charities, with a note saying they are for the energy costs fund, can also be left at this address.

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