The Spirit of Wenceslas lives on

Wencelas launch 2023The 2023 appeal was launched in Farnham.


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The need for Wenceslas

Farnham Lions have launched the 12th Project Wenceslas Appeal with the help of the Mayors of Farnham (Cllr Alan Earwaker) and Haslemere (Cllr Jerome Davidson) to help families in the Farnham and Haslemere areas who will find it hard to stay warm and cook hot food this winter. Although fuel prices have declined over the previous year the January increase in the fuel cap and the lessening of Government support will make this another a difficult winter for these families.
Project Wenceslas asks those pensioners who receive Winter Fuel Payments to donate the funds to the Lions Wenceslas Fund to help local people who have problems with fuel debt or poverty. We also welcome donations to this cause from anyone else who would like to help.  Last year Lions distributed some £52,000 in respect of families with fuel debt referred to us by Citizens Advice and the Farnham Support Fund as well as a large number of discretionary grants to needy families identified to us by Foodbank, local Barnardo's Family Centres, Home-School link workers and other agencies. These payments enabled some 450 people to have hot meals and stay warm over last winter.  Every payment is made directly to the utility companies, ensuring that ALL monies received are spent on gas and electricity.

Donations can be made to or by cheque (payable to Farnham Lions Club CIO and endorsed WFP on the back) sent to Project Wenceslas 45 Edward Road Farnham GU9 8NP. Every payment is made directly to the utility companies, ensuring that ALL monies received are spent on gas and electricity.

For Gift Aid please click on the link - /public/wenceslasflyer2023.pdf

Project Wenceslas receives generous sponsorship from Herald Group Newspapers.

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