Get baking for Fuel Poverty Awareness Day!

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Dust off your oven gloves this winter and get baking for The Nation’s Biggest Housewarming on Fri 17 February, to help raise funds, and awareness of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.

People are being encouraged to organise a ‘housewarming’ event by baking sweet and savoury treats, to sell to family, friends or colleagues at work.

The money raised will help charity Newcastle-based National Energy Action (NEA) to promote the issue of fuel poverty and highlight how important it is to make sure people are able to stay warm in their homes.

Last year’s fundraising efforts took place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, ranging from an office ‘Great British Bake Off’ competition to community tea dances and even a ‘stay cosy by wearing your onesie to work’ day!

Nicola Jeavons, Business and Partnerships Manager, said: “Every penny raised for the Nation’s Biggest Housewarming will help us in the fight against fuel poverty. There are over four million people in the UK struggling to make ends meet, to stay warm and consequently to stay healthy this winter. Join us and help make a difference to people’s lives.

“There’s no right or wrong way to take part in the Nation’s Biggest Housewarming. Whether you throw your own coffee morning, roll out the tea trolley at work for elevenses with colleagues or lay on a community party, it really is up to you. The important thing is that everyone has a great time whilst making a difference.”

NEA’s Nation’s Biggest Housewarming aims to raise money to enable the charity to deliver community projects and continue to campaign to help the 4.5 million UK households currently suffering the effects of fuel poverty, unable to live in a warm, dry home.For more details visit www.nea.org.uk/the-difference-you-can-make/housewarming/

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