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Save a local person or family from a winter

2022/23 is going to be a hard Winter for an increasing number of Sonning Common residents. We are all too aware of rising prices, watching our energy costs, and of costs increasing all around us. This will leave some people unable to meet all the expenses of running a home and caring for their family.

It’s Heat or Eat for many even after receiving the benefits they are entitled to.

People in ‘fuel poverty’ are those whose energy bills are greater than 10% of the net family income. There are sadly, many local people who are in this situation.


We hope with your support some of this can be helped.  A big thank you to all those Sonning Common News readers who donated to last year’s appeal.  You made a difference.  Can you help again?


Some people give part of their Government’s Winter Fuel Payment to help others stay warm and any donation of any amount is very welcome.  The process Henley Lions adopts is for Citizens Advice Henley or NOMAD to meet applicants for help from this fund and make sure they are getting the benefits and assistance they are entitled to. This is all completely confidential. Henley Lions then make a payment direct to the client’s utility account.


To make a donation online via – click on “Donate” and identify your donation as “Winter Fuel Project”.  To get information on paying by cheque or bank transfer please email or phone 0345 833 7387. Please Gift Aid if you are a taxpayer.


If you are in need yourself or know of someone in need please encourage them to talk to Citizens Advice Henley or NOMAD in Henley who can offer help and guidance. Citizens Advice can also give assistance in managing debt.


Any donation, however small, can make a difference


Thank you for your support!

Henley Lions

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