From Herefordshrie Community Foundation:
"With 28% of Herefordshire households now living in fuel poverty (according to latest figures from Herefordshire Council), High Sheriff Robert Robinson has launched Herefordshire Community Foundation’s 2023 Surviving Winter appeal. It is raising money to help the county’s vulnerable households and vital community spaces to stay warm over the colder months.
To mark the launch of the appeal, Robert Robinson donated his Winter Fuel Payment whilst on a visit to Ledbury Food Bank commenting, “Over the next few months, many households will be facing real hardship. HCF’s Surviving Winter campaign acts as a bright light on a dark day as it gives local residents the gift of warmth. Grants are given on the basis of a professional referral, such as from a food bank or Citizens Advice. This means that every penny raised is directed to those who most need it across the county.”