The Spirit of Wenceslas lives on

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The 2021/22 Appeal was launched by Farnham Town Mayor, Councillor Alan Earwaker and Haslemere Town Mayor, Councillor Simon Dear, on the 3rd November 2021.
The eleventh appeal raised a record £27,000 enabling Lions to work alongside Citizens Advice Waverley, The Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund and other assistance agencies to help clear the fuel debt of their clients. In addition, some of the funds were used to make useful grants to “top up” prepayment meters to help users and their families during the recent cold weather. We estimate that we helped more than 350 people – parents, children and the elderly – in Farnham and Haslemere during this difficult year.
Farnham Lions President, Ray Brown, said “Donors can be assured that all the funds raised are used for the purposes of relieving fuel debt and poverty by making payment direct to the utility companies. There are no overheads – every pound is spent on fuel debt relief.”Thank you to all who supported this year’s appeal during these most difficult times. Project Wenceslas receives generous sponsorship from Herald Group Newspapers.


This has been another difficult year for many with lockdown, furlough, redundancies and now we are facing a significant rise in fuel prices.  Farnham Lions are therefore proud to be launching Project Wenceslas again this year.  Lions are inviting those who receive a Winter Fuel Payment to donate it to the Lions Wenceslas Fund to help local people who are finding it hard to keep warm and cook in winter.  We also welcome donations to this cause from anyone else who would like to help.

Last year Lions distributed some £27,000 in respect of families with fuel debt referred to us by Citizens Advice and the Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund as well as a large number of discretionary grants to needy families identified to us by local Barnardo’s Family Centres, Home-School link workers and other agencies. These payments enabled some 350 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.

https://www.lionsgiving.co.uk/Appeal/farnhamwenceslas

or by cheque (payable to Farnham Lions Club CIO and endorsed WFP on the back) sent to Lion Treasurer, 1 Acheulian Close, Farnham GU9 8PL.
For Gift Aid please click on the link - Icon GIFT AID Form.docx

Wenceslas Winter Fuel Project Wenceslas 2020/21


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The 2020/21 Appeal was launched by Farnham Town Mayor, Councillor Pat Evans, and Haslemere Town Mayor, Councillor John Robini, on 2nd November 2020.

The ninth appeal raised a record £27,000 enabling Lions to work alongside Citizens Advice Waverley, The Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund and other assistance agencies to help clear the fuel debt of their clients. In addition, some of the funds were used to make useful grants to “top up” prepayment meters to help users and their families during the recent cold weather. We estimate that we helped more than 200 people – parents, children and the elderly – in Farnham and Haslemere during this difficult year.

Farnham Lions President, Sally Ross, said “Donors can be assured that all the funds raised are used for the purposes of relieving fuel debt and poverty by making payment direct to the utility companies. There are no overheads – every pound is spent on fuel debt relief.”

Thank you to all who supported this year’s appeal during these most difficult times.


Project Wenceslas receives generous sponsorship from Herald Group Newspapers.