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Help Fuel Fife Folk 2019

4 weeks ago by Laura Coyle


Simply keeping warm in winter is a challenge for many people in Fife, who are already struggling to afford increasing and expensive fuel bills. In addition, the cold winter months threaten ill health and isolation. 35% of households in Fife are classed as living in fuel poverty, spending more than 10% of their annual income trying to heat their homes. This can mean choosing between cooking hot meals and heating their homes. According to the National Record for Scotland, in 2018/19, an additional 186 people died due to winter-related causes in Fife.

Cosy Kingdom help people in Fife stay warm, save energy and save money. Last year, our energy advisors helped over 2,200 households in Fife by visiting people in their homes and providing free energy advice and support. We’re appealing for your donations to help us support those in need to stay warm over the winter. Your donations will be used to provide vital measures including low-energy electric heaters, warm thermal curtains, reflective radiator panels and emergency fuel top ups.

Any donation, however large or small, will help.

  • £15 could buy a low-energy halogen heater
  • £20 could heat a 1-bedroom flat for a week
  • £50 could buy thermal curtains for one room
  • £200 could provide a whole room with thermal curtains, radiator panels, LED bulbs and draught-proofing
Do you receive the Winter Fuel Payment, but don’t need it? Why not donate it?

For more information, or to donate, please click here.

Cosy Kingdom Summer Programme

5 months ago by Laura Coyle

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Cosy Kingdom @ Cafe Inc Lunch Clubs

5 months ago by Laura Coyle

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We will be at the following events:

Friday 12th July - Leuchars Community Centre
Tuesday 16th July - Tayport Primary School
Wednesday 17th July - Castlehill Primary School, Cupar
Thursday 1st August - Waid Campus, Anstruther
Monday 5th August - Madras College, Kilrymont Campus, St Andrews
Tuesday 6th August - Newburgh Tayport Institute

All lunch clubs run from 11.45am - 1pm. 

We look forward to s0eeing you there!

Launch - Towards A Plastic Free St Andrews Programme

5 months ago by Jane Kell

Agenda for the Launch Event 
29 JUNE 2019, Fife Council Building, St. Mary’s Place
 
10am – 12noon 
Workshop on ‘Raising a family plastic free’
Info stall on the ‘Towards a Plastic Free St. Andrews’ initiative
Info stall on what businesses can do to become single-use plastic free
Sustainable products available for sale
Beeswax wrap workshop
Reusing plastic containers for planting 
 
12.30 - 3.30pm
12.30 – 1.00pm: Presentation on the ‘Towards a Plastic Free St. Andrews’ initiative – Al Clark, Environmental Officer, University of St. Andrews
1.00 – 2.00pm:  Presentation on the ‘Impact of primary plastic pollution at the Firth of Forth’ by Dr. Allison Reeves & Susanne Grimes
2.00 – 2.45pm: Presentation on ‘Plastic Free Anstruther working towards gaining Plastic Free status’ Alice Pearson
3.45 – 3.30pm: Presentation on ‘Plastics Campaign by Greenpeace’ - Sally Romilly, Greenpeace Dundee Group
 
3.30pm – 4.15pm
Awards ceremony to businesses which have achieved SAS objectives towards becoming single-use plastic free:
 
Cromar’s Restaurant
The Cheesy Toast Shack
The Golf Museum Café 
The Cottage Garden
Combini
Costa Coffee
St. Andrews Brewing Company
 
4.15 – 4.30pm 
Quiz
 
4.30pm – 5pm 
Raffle prizes will be announced
 
5 – 6pm
Info stall on the ‘Towards a Plastic Free St. Andrews’ initiative
Info stall on what businesses can do to become single-use plastic free
Sustainable products available for sale