The Big Cwtch - safe warm homes for older people

Most people dream of a long happy retirement, but sadly every year in Wales around 2,000 older people die prematurely due to the impact of fuel poverty.  A further 224,000 suffer a fall in the home of which 7,000 result in a serious injury. Inadequate and unsuitable housing is a problem that can be solved.

This is why Care & Repair Cymru is applying to take part in this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. We’re hoping to raise vital funds for our project THE BIG CWTCH – Safe Warm Homes for Older People.

Sheleagh Llewellyn, Fundraising Officer at Care & Repair Cymru said: “As part of our application to the Big Give we need to find supporters to make promises of funding, called ‘Pledges’. These will be used as match funds to double online donations made to The Big Cwtch during the campaign.

“To take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge we need to raise a total of £12,500 in pledges by 1st September.  Which is why we are calling on Welsh businesses to help us by making a pledge?  And together we can make a difference to the lives of older people across Wales this coming winter.

With a little bit of Care and Repair accidents at home, hospitalisation and premature death from the cold can be avoided.

To find out more about The Big Give Christmas Challenge visit