Winter Survival Fayre comes to city

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St George’s Hall where the fayre is taking place © Martin Clarke

It’s that time of year again, the student loan has slowly begun to disintegrate and the house is starting to get very cold.

Do you spend the little you have left on a night out or stick it on the gas? Lucky for us there still is hope. A special Winter Survival Fayre is taking place this week at St George’s Hall in Liverpool.

The fayre, aims to provide Liverpool residents with advice and information on how to deal with the elements, and is a major part of winter survival campaign which hopes to reduce the number of deaths during the festive season.

The event has been organised by Liverpool City Council and several partners including British Gas, Energy Saving Trust and Age Concern and aims to advise people on energy efficiency, healthy living, keeping active and managing your fuel.

Although the fayre is primarily aimed at pensioners, students are still expected to attend. The first 300 people will be given a ‘goody-bag’ of a week’s supply of fruit and veg as well as a hot drink for everyone who attends.The event will have a range of prizes to be given away, including £100 being paid directly into the winner’s energy account.

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Sharon Sullivan, who will open the fayre, said: “The fayre provides all the advice and information need to get through even the harshest of winters. There will be plenty of experts on hand to offer help on everything from fuel bills to the best way of keeping active.

The Fayre will be running from 10am to 2pm this Wednesday.

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