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Winter Warmth Fund tops target
4:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014 in News
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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