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Citizen’s Advice Winter Poverty Appeal

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Citizens Advice Bucks is pleading for help to tackle winter poverty for Buckinghamshire residents this year with the launch of the charity’s Winter Christmas Poverty Appeal.

The charity have teamed up with the National Emergencies Trust and are hoping to attract funding through the CrowdFunder page in an appeal where the National Emergencies Trust will match donations up to £250. The money raised will help the charity to continue to deliver help to people in Bucks who are in need.

The charity’s Chief Executive, Thalia Jervis said: “Over the last few months alone there has been a phenomenal 250% rise in people living off Universal Credit in Bucks, a benefit given to people the most in need in our community. Indications from York University poverty researchers show fuel poverty will rise by 40%, unheard of against previous years when fuel poverty had actually decreased in the County. We are inviting people to donate to our appeal and help us to fund our incredible debt advice service.”

The local charity has launched the campaign with Peter Dickson, who people will know as the voice behind X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. Peter explained why he supports Bucks Citizens Advice “ Citizens Advice is a local charity that I support because they truly transform the lives of an enormous number of people every year, but for everyone they can help there are still people they sadly have to turn away, I am encouraging our great public to do something good with their Christmas funds and donate them to a local cause, a service largely delivered by dedicated volunteers and helping local people living in poverty or hardship”.

You can donate and have your donation matched, pound for pound between now and the 25th December. Visit: to make a donation.

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