What is Woolly Wednesday?
Woolly Wednesday is an awareness day that promotes the support available from NewstrAid for those struggling to cover the cost of heating over the winter.
When does it take place?
In 2023 Woolly Wednesday will take place on Wednesday 1st November. This coincides with the distribution of NewstrAid’s Winter Comfort grant which provides around 400 of the charity’s beneficiaries with a small financial boost to help them stay warm during the colder months.
How will it help?
The cost of living crisis is impacting real people from our industry everyday. Requests received by NewstrAid for financial help this year are 5 times higher than in 2022 and over the last 12 months, NewstrAid has helped nearly 200 households with a one off grant to help bridge the gap between income and expenditure. Woolly Wednesday aims to help spread the word so that as many people as possible from the newstrade who are struggling to make ends meet, know about the support available. It will also help to raise funds for the charity through a winter raffle.
How can I get involved?
Being part of Woolly Wednesday is really easy!