This winter will be bitter for many, with more islanders facing fuel poverty due to the impact of COVID-19. To help, Rubis Channel Islands are donating £20,000 in heating oil vouchers to those who are struggling across Jersey and Guernsey.
Managing Director of Rubis Channel Islands, Bertrand Dellinger commented: “Islanders have felt the sting of COVID-19 on their mental, physical, and financial wellbeing. For some, it has had a greater impact leaving islanders struggling and we want to help. We hope these vouchers will support our local community during this difficult time.”
Each voucher is worth £100, and these will be distributed by the Salvation Army in Jersey and the Guernsey Welfare Service from Monday 19th October.
Richard Nunn from the Salvation Army in Jersey said: “We are incredibly grateful for Rubis’ support in providing these winter heating oil vouchers. This year has been difficult for many islanders and these vouchers will provide a much-needed helping hand.
“Winter, with the colder weather, is always a more expensive time of year,’ added Sue Le Friec from the Guernsey Welfare Service. ‘These vouchers, kindly donated by Rubis, will help make a welcome difference for those who find themselves struggling following a difficult year.”
Those who need help this winter are invited to visit the charities to collect a voucher, before contacting Rubis to redeem it and arrange their order of heating oil.