As part of raising awareness and money, the charity holds The Big Sleep event where fundraisers give up their warm clothes for a night out in the cold. You can find out more about it by watching the video below.
Figures show that the total of 300 lives lost is simply an average, with numbers rising to more than 500 in the coldest winters.
– 74-year-old man, West Cumbria
In West Cumbria, a 74-year-old man described the grant as meaning he didn’t have to wear his overcoat in the house to keep warm, he said:
What can help you to keep warm this winter?