Webber School teams with Age UK to make Winter Warmer

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People are being encouraged to donate items to help provide older people with extra warmth this winter.

The Webber Independent School and Age UK Milton Keynes have teamed together for Webber’s Winter Warmer for the third year running.

Ever increasing energy bills and predictions of a colder winter cause an increased concern for older residents.

The Webber Independent School launched the campaign in 2011 and have continued to have a fantastic response from residents. Last year, the local community donated a total of 40 blankets. This winter, the school is aiming to set a new record by providing even more elderly people with a little extra warmth.

Age UK Milton Keynes’ chief executive, Jane Palmer, said: “Once again the students of Webber Independent School looked at how they could help others and particularly older people who are at their most vulnerable during the winter. With fuel costs rising, those in later life have to consider how often they can afford to put their heating on and a warm blanket can be a great comfort. Thank you all for your thoughtfulness.”

‘Webber’s Winter Warmer’ started on Wednesday at The Webber Independent School and will continue until the end of February. The items will be taken to homes within the local community.

The Webber Independent is appealing for jumpers, cardigans, fleeces, woolly hats, scarves, fingerless gloves, slippers, bed socks and hot water bottles.

Principal, Sue Vig said: “Our winter campaign has been such a success in keeping the elderly warm for the past two winters and we wanted to continue our partnership with Age UK Milton Keynes this year. Helping the local community is very important to us and the appeal is a fantastic way for our students to have involvement with local residents.”

To donate items, please visit reception at The Webber Independent School between 9am and 4pm.