Are you feeling the cold?
It may look beautiful in the photo but it's so cold out there! You know it's chilly when your morning stroll becomes a power walk just to stay warm!
I'm one of those people who feel the cold and often have cold hands (warm heart apparently!) I love woolly jumpers and chunky socks but that's not always enough so the heating goes on, and I curl up in the toasty cocoon that is my home.
Are you the same?
Imagine then, being so cold that you want your heating on, but you know you have to afford food too.
Do you heat or eat?
This is where Cumbria Community Foundation come in. The foundation is giving people the opportunity to experience what it's really like to suffer the cold.
To support a good cause!
In 2010 the Winter Warmth Appeal was launched to help people who are forced to choose between spending their money on heating or food.
The amazing appeal has saved lives by donating funds to those who struggle to keep their homes warm, so definitely a good cause!
Did you know that during a bad winter, an average of 300 deaths occur in Cumbria? 300!
So remember that opportunity to experience what it's really like to suffer the cold?
I'd like to introduce The Big Sleep!
A night camping in the Lake District, sounds appealing right? If you enter The Big Sleep, you'll be lucky enough to be camping under the stars in the grounds of the Low Wood Bay Hotel . But let's take a moment to remember that it's January and it's the Lake District!
You'll soon be feeling the cold! But I guarantee you'll be making a difference to vulnerable people in Cumbria.
Want to help?
There are all sorts of ways you can help so have a look at these links to see how you can do your bit:
How will you help?
I'm spending all my spare time crocheting like the clappers!
I'm no crocheting specialist but I enjoy it and I'm proud to be raising money for such an important cause. I find it had to comprehend that basics such as food and heating are competing against each other, so I'm doing my bit.
My handmade coffee cosy's will be on sale at The Big Sleep so pick one up while you're there and keep your drink and your hands warm!
If you want to help in some way and would like further information then click HERE!
Now you know all about The Big Sleep, make sure everyone else knows!
Good Luck to everyone involved, you're all amazing!
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