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About Winter Warmth

The Winter Warmth for Older People Project is run by The Hub, a local community action centre in Dumfries; the Community Payback Unit (Dumfries & Galloway Council); and local landowners.

The project delivers free firewood to older people on low incomes in Dumfries & Galloway each winter.

Over the winter months, we usually donate about four tonnes of wood fuel to the Winter Warmth Project. The fuel is then distributed for free to those who need it.

This year, we were asked to step in after COVID-19 threatened to prevent hundreds of vulnerable people from receiving their firewood this winter.

In October 2020, we supplied The Hub with 15 tonnes of wood briquettes and 370 boxes of kindling at cost price.

We then donated our own time and resources to distribute the fuel to 186 households across Dumfries & Galloway. Steven, Ashley (and Ripley the puppy) donated a lot of their own spare time to complete the deliveries.

Dumfries & Galloway is one of the most rural regions in Scotland, and our deliveries spanned over 100 miles from Drummore on the west coast, to Eskdalemuir in the east of the region.

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