16:55 Tuesday 04 February 2014

MP lends support to bobble day

Written byMARK MCKAY

BURTON’S MP Andrew Griffiths leant his support to a campaign which aims to cut the number of elderly people who die in winter.

Mr Griffiths visited and spoke to members of Age UK Burton ahead of Bobble Day – the charity’s annual campaign which will be marked on Friday.

He said: “Too many older people worry about fuel bills and if they can afford to turn on the heating.”

Lisa Beard of Age UK Burton said: “With so many older people suffering during the winter, it’s more important than ever to protect them from the cold.”

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