Project Wenceslas: how local people can help others stay warm this winter
Press Release 26 October 2022
Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell has teamed up with the Rotary Clubs of Epsom and Ewell to bring Project Wenceslas to the Borough for the sixth year running.
Project Wenceslas enables those who receive, but do not need, the Government’s Winter Fuel Payment to donate it to either Rotary Club of Epsom or Rotary Club of Ewell.
This money will be distributed to people in critical need of assistance with energy bills, much needed during the Cost of Living crisis. We will use all donations to help local people without deductions for costs or expenses.
If you would like to know more about donating your Winter Fuel Payment, please contact Epsom Rotary via their website or Ewell Rotary via their website and search Project Wenceslas.
If you are struggling with fuel bills, contact us at Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell on 0808 278 7963 Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm. Full contact information here.
Media enquiries: please contact Louise Curd, Publicity and Fundraising Manager, Citizens Advice
Epsom & Ewell, email: email@example.com, 01372 300778.
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independent local Citizens Advice charities across England and Wales; the Citizens Advice
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- Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell (CAEE) is a small, local charity offering free advice and
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- Each year CAEE helps around 3,000 clients with issues such as benefits, housing, debt,
fuel poverty, family issues and much more. Our outcomes are extremely positive not
only for the clients we serve, but also for the wider community. During 2020/21 we
secured income in excess of £1.2m for our clients. Our added value to society totalled
£1.06m in fiscal benefits by reducing health service demand and maintaining
employment and housing. The wider economic and social benefit of our work during
2020/21 totalled almost £8m.
- As a small charity we are responsible for raising our funds. It costs, on average, £60 for
each client that we help. To make a donation please visit www.caee.org.uk/donate/ Just
£5 per month could enable us to help another client this year.
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