Pictured: Brad Jones, Editor of East Anglian Daily Times, Joshua Hopkins of Hopkins Homes and Tim Holder, Head of Public Affairs, Suffolk Community Foundation

This year’s Surviving Winter Appeal has got off to one of its best ever starts in Suffolk – and it’s been boosted by a record £30,000 match funding pledge.

In the first week, an impressive £20,000 has been pledged by the public – and now Woodbridge-based house-builder Hopkins Homes has said it will match fund up to a further £30,000, using money from its £150,000 Hopkins Winter Crisis Fund. It’s the largest ever single donation to the Surviving Winter Appeal.

The appeal helps vulnerable people with the cost of heating their homes over winter, and aims to reduce loneliness and isolation during the colder months.

Read the full story on the East Anglian Daily Times here. 

How to make a donation

Donate here or call Suffolk Community Foundation on 01473 602602.

You can donate in person at any branch of Ipswich Building Society.

Do you need help? 

To receive help, simply visit any branch of Citizen’s Advice in Suffolk or call 01473 298634.

By pledging your Winter Fuel Payment, or alternatively simply making a donation, you can save lives and help vulnerable older people in Suffolk.

This year, Suffolk Community Foundation has partnered with local charities and businesses to deliver this appeal, including Citizens Advice Bureau, Age UK Suffolk, The Rural Coffee Caravan and Meet Up Mondays, Warm Homes Healthy People, EADT, East of England Co-operative, Hopkins Homes, Ipswich Building Society and Ipswich Town Football Club.

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