Warm packs available for the old, disabled and vulnerable in Milton Keynes


Old, disabled and vulnerable people are being offered free warm packs by charity the Papworth Trust.

The ‘Sock It To Winter’ packs include a pair of thermal socks donated by national retailer the Sock Shop, as well as a hat and thermometer.

The packs also include an information guide with tips and advice to help people stay well and be able to live independently in their homes. The guide covers topics such as keeping warm in the winter, staying cool in the summer and home safety.

Everyone who receives a Sock it to Winter pack will be offered a free home visit and safety check by one of Papworth Trust’s experienced staff, who can offer suggestions and practical advice on things such as making homes more energy efficient.

The charity is dedicating its warm pack giveaway to the memory of one of its staff, Susan Gray, who passed away in December. Susan was a trusts and grants fundraiser, and was working on the project when she died.

Fundraising manager Bridget Orchard said: “We know that many people find it hard to stay warm and healthy when the temperature drops. Thanks to the Sock Shop, as well as Susan’s hard work and tireless compassion to make a difference to others, we are able to give away free supplies to those who need it most this winter. If you or a loved one is concerned about staying warm and well, please get in touch with us to apply for a pack.”

To apply for a Sock It To Winter pack, please visit Papworth Trust’s website at www.papworthtrust.org.uk/warminwinter and fill in the online form, or call 01480 357 200 for more information.

The deadline for applications is 22 February 22.