David Hebden

An elderly couple sit near to one another in their living room, near a window.

David Hebden and his wife, Irene, had to live without hot water for more than six months when the hot water element in their central heating boiler broke down. Due to a number of large and unexpected costs in the same year, including fitting a stair-lift in their home for Irene, the couple could not afford this additional expense. With the help of a Personal Grant, David and Irene can now finally keep warm.

David said: “We just got so used to doing without hot water on tap, so to speak, as we’d had so many unexpected extra costs to deal with, like getting our gas fire fixed as well as buying and fitting a stair-lift.

“My wife Irene and I have just celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary, so the Foundation grant is a lovely anniversary gift!”