Spread festive cheer this winter

A pensioner huddles by her fire to keep warm
A pensioner huddles by her fire to keep warm

Age UK East Sussex is working to spread some winter warmth across the county this festive season.

Every year many older people across East Sussex become seriously ill as a result of the winter and cold weather.

Through cold weather alerts to older people, winter warmth calls, home visits and warming community clubs, the charity is aiming to help those most in need.

It is also asking people to check on loved ones, neighbours and other local older residents as the weather turns cold this winter.

People can also help by donating their Winter Fuel Allowance to Age UK East Sussex.

If you are a local older person and struggling to pay fuel bills call Age UK East Sussex on 01424 426162.