“We know many of our members are living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS), and winter can be a very difficult time. PPS causes nerves to change and so these people feel the cold more than most and as the nights start to close in again, many face the change in the weather with apprehension,” says Gwenda Cope who introduced the Winter Warmth Appeal this year.
If you are able to help, there any many ways you can donate. You can download and print a copy of the donation form here. These should be returned to Central Office. You can make a regular payment via direct debit or a payment by credit card by calling us on freephone, 0800 043 1935. Alternatively, you can donate to the Winter Warmth Appeal via our +moregiving page.
If you wish to apply for support from the Winter Warmth Appeal please contact Support Services. Support Services are on hand to offer all the practical advice they can on keeping utility bills down, plus advice on cold intolerance and much more besides. It can be a hard thing to explain to those without Polio, but for many, just putting on another jumper or using a bigger blanket does not solve the problem.