Cost of Living Crisis: Fife climate charities appeal for donations

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Two of Fife’s environment-focused charities appealed for donations as part of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.

Greener Kirkcaldy and St Andrews Environmental Network have teamed up for the appeal. Donations will fund vital measures such as electric over-blankets, thermal curtains, reflective radiator panels and emergency fuel top-ups.

The charities are encouraging those who received a Winter Fuel Payment or Energy Bill Support Scheme Payment, but can afford to heat their home, to consider donating the payment to the campaign.

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Michael Hildrew, energy advice team leader (fuel poverty) at Greener Kirkcaldy said: "There is unprecedented demand for our services at the moment. The cost of living crisis and the continued rise in energy prices mean many households face a very real choice between heating their homes and eating hot meals this winter.

“Living in a cold home can cause serious problems for people's physical and mental health. Access to independent advice and simple energy-saving measures can make a real difference to people's lives.