The Spirit of Merseyside Winter Appeal is a channel by which the Community Foundation for Merseyside collects donations from the public and “recycled” winter fuel payments from those who do not think they need it and would like to donate their allowance and know that it is helping someone who is genuinely in need.
- 17.6% of Merseyside’s population are aged 65 or over (Approx 242,000 people) – national average is 17%
-1.5% are aged 85 or over (approx. 20,000)
- Approximately 77,000 households in Liverpool City Region experience fuel poverty
- In 2014/15 there were 1220 excess winter deaths across Merseyside (including Halton)
You can support the Spirit of Merseyside Appeal in the following ways: