This week saw our volunteer family pack 250 Warm in Winter gift bags including Purple Pages Information Packs to be distributed across Bedfordshire.  A truly momentous occasion as we extend our reach into a new area.

We are hugely thankful to the Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service who have collected all 250 Warm in Winter gift bags which they will then distribute as part of their Safe and Well programme.

Steve Sugars,  Station Commander Dunstable & Woburn Fire Station commented, ‘Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Serviceare extremely excited to be working with the charity, Small Acts of Kindness, delivering “Warm in Winter gift bags” to the communities of Bedfordshire this winter. This is a wonderful project that enables the Service to “make every contact count”, reaching out and supporting people in our community, delivering Home Fire Safety Advice using our Safe and Well programme.’

Having worked throughout Hertfordshire for over 7 years, this is a really exciting time as we build new relationships across Bedfordshire.

Our CEO, Lynne Misner says ‘So many older people will struggle to keep warm this winter as energy prices rise and the cost of living increases. We are absolutely delighted to be able to expand our work into Bedfordshire and are excited about the opportunities to reach more vulnerable older people that these new partnerships bring. If you would like to know more about how we can work together to help older people keep warm this winter, then please get in touch with our Community Engagement Manager, Sarah Neighbour. We thank all our funders and donors who make our work possible.’

We will be packing a further 750 Warm in Winter gift bags for Bedfordshire at the beginning of next year, which will be distributed by other organisations and partners. None of this could have been possible without The Fore whose support has enabled us to grow into Bedfordshire and reach even more vulnerable, older people who will be struggling to keep warm in their homes.