Andrew welcomed the launch of Oxfordshire Community Foundation's annual 'Surviving Winter' appeal to stop unnecessary winter deaths across the county.
"There are 7,000 households now in fuel poverty in Oxford, forced to choose between eating and heating, and each one needs support", Andrew said. "I strongly welcome the work of Oxfordshire Community Foundation, both on its own and alongside Age UK Oxfordshire, the Citizens Advice Bureau, and the Oxford Diocese to make a difference to people's wellbeing in the winter months."
Oxfordshire Community Foundation relies on donations of all sizes to support people struggling to stay warm and well. Donations pay for everything from bursaries for fuel bills and hot water bottles to lunch clubs for older people and boiler repairs. For more information about giving this winter, please visit http://oxfordshire.org/years-surviving-winter-campaign-launches/.