The Spirit of Wenceslas lives on


The 2022 appeal was launched in Farnham by Farnham Mayor, Councillor Alan Earwaker at Elphicks, The Department Store along with Lion President Amada Main, Liz Flanagan and Sandra Lunness of Elphicks, Susie Tickell of Citizens Advice Waverley (Farnham) and members of Farnham Lions Club.

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The need for Wenceslas

The unprecedented rise in fuel prices and the general rise in the cost of living are going to make this a very difficult winter for many families in the Farnham and Haslemere areas. Government assistance is welcome and will cushion part of the blow but there is still a gap to be filled. Consequently, for the 11th year, Farnham Lions are proud to be launching Project Wenceslas again. Lions are inviting those who receive a Winter Fuel Payment to donate it to the Lions Wenceslas Fund to help local people who will be finding it hard to keep warm and cook in the coming months. 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.