People who receive the annual Winter Fuel Payment and feel they do not need it are invited to donate it to who ensure that every penny goes towards helping people in the City to alleviate their fuel poverty. While the impact of fuel poverty in Brighton & Hove is slightly lower than England as a whole, it is higher than the South-East average.People in need will be contacting agencies such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Age UK and BHESCo who will refer them to Brighton Lions. Direct applications will not be accepted to ensure all the donated money goes to the people who really need help. Brighton Lions will make payments direct to the energy supply companies, not the individual beneficiaries, whose details will not be known to the Lions.
Donations can be made by credit/debit cards through Brighton Lions Club’s website at www.brightonlions.org.uk or cheques payable to Brighton Lions Wenceslas sent to Brighton Lions Club, c/o 9 Westfield Crescent, Brighton, BN1 8JB. People sending cheques are asked to confirm that their donations may be treated as Gift Aid so that the value of the donation can be increased by 25%. Last winter we spent over £8,000; can we increase that to £10,000 this winter?