Alton Lions Wenceslas Project Helps Local People in Fuel Poverty

In October this year The Lions Club of Alton presented more cheques to ‘Citizens Advice Altonʼ as part of the Lions Wenceslas project.

This is an initiative that invites people who receive and decide that they donʼt need the Governmentʼs Winter Fuel Payment to consider donating it to the Lions to help local people in fuel poverty.

Alton Lions partnered with Citizens Advice for this project as they provide debt management training for recipients.

Helen Drake, District manager at Citizens Advice East Hampshire said “We are grateful to the Lions Club of Alton for setting up this initiative. In the past three years of the scheme, we have been able to help in excess of 20 people who were struggling to meet the cost of their energy supply, by making payment direct to their energy supplier. Citizens Advice would encourage anyone who feels they need help for what ever reason to get in touch with the Alton office either by phone 033444 111306 or by dropping in at 7 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1HL. Opening times are Monday to Thursday from 9.30 – 4pm. Citizens Advice carry out an assessment of needs to ensure that the money is available to those who need it most.”

Lion President Mike Gwynne (left) making the presentation to Juliet Hawkins & Lofty Callow of Citizens Advice Alton.
Lion President Mike Gwynne (left) making the presentation to Juliet Hawkins & Lofty Callow of Citizens Advice Alton.

 

Do you actually NEED your  Winter Fuel Payment?

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We know of many local people who are in need of help to keep warm in winter
If you answered NO to the question above please consider donating your payment to local Lions clubs in the certain knowledge that we will make sure that it goes directly to where it is needed. Through working with local agencies we have targeted the real need.
Help Alton Lions club to support our community

Please send your donation to    Alton Lions Club Sort Code 40-08-21 /A/c No 91002856 / Ref WFP Or send your cheque payable to ‘The Lions Club of Alton‘  And endorsed WFP on the back to  Lion Treasurer, 1 Archery Rise, Alton, GU34 1PG