MORE people in Stratford can keep warm this winter thanks to a grant of almost £10,000.
Municipal Charities of Stratford received the grant of £9,998.50 from the National Grid Electricity Distribution Community Matters Fund.
And this cash will be spent on running Stratford’s Warm Hub as well as distributing 350 warm packs to those in need.
Municipal Charities chief executive William Clemmey said: “We are so grateful for the grant from the National Grid’s Community Matters Fund. We are using it to support the running of our Warm Hub in Stratford.
“We have also purchased 350 warm packs to distribute to those facing the cold this winter. Finally we will be using the grant to help to draught proof our 46 almshouses to ensure that our almshouse residents keep warm this winter.”
The Warm hub is open from 11am to 12pm on a Tuesday morning at 14 Guild Street.
The warm packs contain socks, a scarf, gloves, a hat, blanket, mug and a hot water bottle.