23rd April 2020
Coronavirus is effecting people in many different ways, in an attempt to help those in need we’ve made a one-off £5,000 donation to the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic foundation (https://teessidecharity.org.uk/) to help out our fellow Teessiders who are struggling in these challenging times.
We are already patrons of this fantastic charity and wanted to make an additional donation to support those who most desperately need it during the ongoing crisis.
We operate some of the most critical national infrastructure in the UK. Our job is to produce gas and electricity to power hospitals, homes and ensure other essential services can be provided.
Because of what we do, our staff are key workers and continue to work throughout this awful situation we all find ourselves in.
David Henderson, Executive Director who is also one of the Foundation’s trustees, said:
“Our staff are doing a fantastic job in keeping our plants operational during these challenging times and naturally our priority is ensuring we keep them as safe as possible.
“At this time we also feel it’s important to help the communities around us because we know the pandemic is negatively impacting on everyone’s lives and some people are really struggling.
“Giving back to the communities where we’re based has always been important to us. Being a Teesside-based business, we wanted to do something to help our fellow Teessiders who are suffering or struggling during this crisis.
“The management team were delighted to support this donation to the Philanthropic Foundation, who we know will ensure it goes to those who need it most desperately.”