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AID raises money for those living in fuel poverty

AID Fuel Oils Group Helps To Raise 11,594 To Help Those Living In Fuel Poverty

AID raises money for those living in fuel poverty

Heat Heroes Awards

AID Fuel Oils Group recently worked with The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) to raise money to help those living in fuel poverty. 

 

The FPS and its members raised £11594 from two years of fundraising events and in that time asked West Midlands charity The Heart of England Foundation to administer the funds.  The Heat Heroes Award winners chosen to receive £2898.50 each are Natalie French, Fuel Poverty Advisor for Coventry Citizens Advice Bureau, Russell Bosanko, Financial Capability Officer for Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts, Alvina Ali, Energy and Climate Change Officer for Wolverhampton Homes and Davina Allen, Project Manager for Marches Energy Agency.

 

Guy Pulham, FPS Chief Executive says: “We heartily congratulate all the winners of the NEA Heat Heroes Awards 2018, but especially Natalie, Russell, Alvina and Davina who plan to do so much good in the fight against fuel poverty with the funds the FPS and our members have donated.

 

In terms of what the donations are being used for, Natalie French, Fuel Poverty Advisor for Coventry Citizens Advice Bureau, intends to use the donation to continue to support people through their telephone assessment and advice service, and can now help more people to save money on their heating bills and become more energy efficient, as well as help with other aspects of their lives.

 

Russell Bosanko, who is Financial Capability Officer for Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts, helps people to save energy and is keen to help more and more people thanks to the recent donation. The money will be put towards staging a number of events and attending community events, to provide energy advice and support to those most in need of assistance with their fuel bills.

 

The third award winner, Alvina Ali, Energy and Climate Change Officer for Wolverhampton Homes has told us that thanks to the money her organisation has received she can address the needs of more tenants and residents who are living in fuel poverty, by carrying out initiatives such as home energy visits and the water-saving Plug In Project scheme.

 

Davina Allen Project Manager for Marches Energy Agency supports vulnerable clients by finding ways to cut their energy bills, find good deals and reduce their fuel debt – and this money will support her work on fuel poverty, principally around providing additional resource for their independent phoneline service across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Southern Staffordshire.

 

 

 

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