With winter around the corner it's easy to get caught up the the luxury of getting snug around a blazing fire, languishing in the festive glow.
Unfortunately, for over 400,000 in Ireland this won't be the case as fuel poverty still casts a shadow over so many homes.
This year EcoFuel, along with Ruairi Guckian of GHR Consulting, Alan Haverty of Outlier Designs, and Linda Lydon of Brazco Coffee Academy are working with St Vincent DePaul Charity in Galway to help families affected by fuel poverty to ensure no home is without this winter.
The fuel4good initiative is aimed at raising funds to support the cost price purchase of EcoFuel products that will then be distributed to homes families supported by SVP.
“SVP’s work in communities across the country has shown that fuel poverty is a problem experienced by so many families and individuals. With all of us spending so much more time at home, already those struggling to heat their homes will be under added pressure this winter. The great work of local small businesses GHR Consulting, Outlier.ie, Ecofuel and Brazco Coffee Academy
coming together with “Fuel4Good”, will help SVP to make sure that this winter people in our local communities will be able to heat their homes. With all that is going on in the world right now, people should have warmth and comfort at home. Thank you!”
-Deirdre Mullen, SVP National Fundraising Team
Community is a huge part of who we are at EcoFuel and we’re fortunate to be able to support those who need help this winter and work with some amazing local businesses to make the dream a reality.
With fuel4good we hope to raise awareness of fuel poverty and encourage community action, understanding and empathy of the needs of others.
"Through various initiatives this year, it's been clear that community spirit isn’t lacking in Galway. We feel this project illustrates how something simple can be used to create real and significant change in someone’s life. We’re delighted to be able to offer our time and service to help manage the project. These coming months may be tough on many, we just want to make it a little bit easier
where we can"
-Alan Haverty, Outlier Design
Donations can be made to support fuel4good through our website www.fuel4good.ie. 100% of the funds raised go directly to purchasing fuel for those in need.