Wenceslas Winter Fuel Project

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Do you actually NEED your Winter Fuel Payment?

Wenceslas 2020/21

Do you actually NEED your Winter Fuel Payment?

Many local people find it hard to keep warm and to cook in winter. We anticipate that this will be especially true this year.

If you can, please pass on your Winter Fuel Payment or make a donation to us and we will ensure it goes directly to the fuel needy.

By working with local agencies such as Citizens Advice we can target this need. Thank you

Donate now at www.justgiving.com/lions-wenceslas

or by sending a cheque payable to “Lions Club of Farnham”

and endorsed “WFP” on the back to:

Lion Treasurer, 1 Acheulian Close, Farnham GU9 8PL

To download a copy of the  Wenceslas Flyer and Gift Aid form please click here

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web Farnham with Pat Evans

web Haslemere with John Robini

Cold weather is approaching and Lions members know of people in the Farnham area who will have trouble keeping warm this winter. The ninth Project Wenceslas was officially launched by Farnham Town Mayor, Councillor Pat Evans in the open at the bandstand in Gostrey Meadow and by Haslemere Town Mayor, Councillor John Robini on 2 November.

The Lions are inviting those who receive a winter fuel allowance and feel they don’t need it, to donate all, or part of it to Farnham Lions Club to help families who are seriously struggling to cook hot meals and keep warm this winter.

Last year the Lions received over £19,000 from the residents of Farnham and Haslemere which was used by Citizens Advice, the Farnham Covid Support Fund and other assistance agencies to help clear fuel debt of their clients. In addition, some of the fund was used to make useful grants to “top up” prepay meter to help users and their families over last winter. We estimate that we helped more than 200 people – parents, children and the elderly – in Farnham and Haslemere during the winter and well into the spring Covid lockdown. The mayor commented that this was a very worthwhile project and she hoped it would have the full support of the people of Farnham.

Details of the project are in the flyer circulated with this edition of the Farnham Herald. Donors can donate via www.justgiving.com/lions-wenceslas


Click here to download a copy of the  Wenceslas Flyer and Gift Aid form


President of the Farnham Lions, 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”
The Mayors of Farnham, Cllr Pat Evans, and Haslemere, Cllr John Robini, joined Farnham Lions for the official launch of Project Wenceslas for the ninth year.  Lions invite those who feel they do not need their Winter Fuel Payments to donate all or part of their payments to the Club to help local people in serious fuel debt or chronic fuel poverty, who are finding it hard to keep warm and cook hot meals this winter.


This has been a difficult year for many with lockdowns, furloughs and redundancies.  Although Government Regulations alleviated some of the immediate problems they only served to delay the inevitable build up of debt.  Lions have distributed all the £19,000 received last year to candidates referred to us by the Farnham Corona Virus Support Fund, Citizens Advice Waverley, Barnardos Family Centres, home school link workers and other agencies helping more than 200 people stay warm and cook meals this year.

All funds received are applied to making payments to the fuel utility companies on behalf of the agencies' clients thus ensuring that ALL monies received are spent alleviating fuel debt and poverty

 Donations can be made online at www.justgiving.com/lions-wenceslas or by cheque, payable to the Lions Club of Farnham and endorsed WFP on the back, sent to Lion Treasurer, 1 Acheulian Close Farnham GU9 8PL

The whole exercise is made possible by generous sponsorship from the Herald Group Newspapers.


Project Wenceslas 2019-2020 in full swing...making £19,000

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We are delighted the incredible support so far for Project Wenceslas 2019-2020. This vital project raises much needed funds to help minimise or hopefully eradicate fuel poverty in Farnham and the surronding area.