Hartlepool energy and health workers come together for local community this Christmas

Two major employers in a town are coming together to give back to the neediest in its community this festive season.

Staff from main outpatients stood in front of Hartlepool hospitalHartlepool Power Station and the University Hospital of Hartlepool will team up to collect goods for local foodbanks in the town.

The two organisations, who provide energy and healthcare to thousands of people across the Tees Valley and beyond, are calling on staff to back the campaign by giving generously this Christmas time.

Julie Gillon, chief executive at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our community has supported us through the most challenging period we have ever faced.

“As we did last year, we want to again give back to those who need it most across our communities.

“This year, we are proud to be collaborating with one of our local partners – together, we will help more people at what is an incredibly difficult time of the year for so many.

“Between us, we keep people’s homes warm and provide the healthcare they need, but we are always looking to do more to help those who need it most.”

Over the next month, the two organisations will collect toiletries, dry foods and Christmas gifts for the Hartlepool Foodbank.

Craig Dohring by blank wallCraig Dohring Station Director at EDF’s Hartlepool Power Station said: “I’m delighted to be joining forces with the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust for such a good cause.

“Hartlepool Power Station has an important role to play in actively supporting our community as widely as possible and this goes beyond providing great jobs and net zero electricity to two million homes.

“Both organisations have worked through the pandemic to provide vital services to the community. I’m proud of the job my team has done in keeping electricity flowing during this crisis and indeed for the past 40 years enabling those on the NHS foundation trust’s front line to provide vital healthcare across the area.”

 

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