The Westmorland GazetteWinter Warmth Fund tops target (From The Westmorland Gazette)

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Winter Warmth Fund tops target

The Westmorland Gazette: A cake is cut to celebrate the success of Cumbria’s Winter Warmth fund A cake is cut to celebrate the success of Cumbria’s Winter Warmth fund

CUMBRIA Community Foundation has celebrated raising more than £105,000 through its Winter Warmth appeal at an event at Holme Parish Hall.

The money was given to older people in Cumbria who struggled to keep warm in the winter – with around 700 grants distributed.

The appeal, now in its fourth year, has seen the money raised increase tenfold from just £10,000 in 2010.

A quarter of the 2014 total came in through one ‘fun’ fundraiser – the Big Sleep saw 167 people sleeping in a field behind the Low Wood Hotel in Windermere and raising £23,000 in one night

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