How about recycling your Winter Fuel Payment if you don’t need it?
The Government Winter Fuel Payment, which everyone who is eligible receives automatically in December, is not means-tested. Not everyone feels that they should receive it; but the payment could help someone else in real need.
Last year many Eynsham and Freeland residents generously donated their unwanted Winter Fuel payments either to the Eynsham Consolidated Charity to be “recycled” to needy villagers to help meet their winter heating costs, or to the Bartholomew Educational Foundation, another village charity which supports villagers under the age of 25 with their educational needs and, in which, the requests for grants currently exceed the amount of money available to help.
So please do consider passing on your Winter Fuel Payment to either the Consolidated Charity or the Educational Foundation.
Payments by cheque can be sent to the Clerk, Robin Mitchell, payable either to ‘Eynsham Consolidated Charity’ or ‘Bartholomew Educational Foundation’ and addressed to 20 High Street, Eynsham OX29 4HB.
Payments may also be made directly to the Charities’ accounts:
Eynsham Consolidated Charity: sort code 09-01-51, a/c 25159404
Bartholomew Educational Foundation: sort code 09-01-51 a/c 53159405
The trustees thank all last year’s donors most of whom remain anonymous, having made their donations by bank transfer.
Please note email address for enquiries: [email protected]
IMPORTANT. If you know of anyone in the villages of Eynsham and Freeland who may benefit from support with their winter heating costs, do please let Robin Mitchell know.