A couple in Leicester are encouraging those who do not need their winter fuel payment to donate it to charity. The payments are not means tested so this year everyone born before July 1951 will receive £100 regardless of their income.
Sue and Paul Newman set up the 125 winter fund in 2010 and since then have raised more than £30,000. Michael Sibert reports.
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