Energy firm donates £2000 to St Gemma's Hospice and Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice

An energy management firm has donated £2,000 to the Yorkshire Evening Post's Half and Half Appeal.

By Joe Cooper
Thursday, 19th December 2019, 11:45 am
Sue Ryder nurses.
Sue Ryder nurses.

St Gemma's Hospice and Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice will receive a donation of £1,000 each thanks to Northern Gas and Power (NGP).

Based in Thorpe Park, NGP, has dedicated significant donations to several charities across the UK and will donate in excess of £15,000 this month.

Gemma Cross, Senior Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Wheatfields, said: “NGP’s generous donation will help us to be there for local people when it matters most.

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"All of our services are provided free of charge and it's thanks to kind supporters like NGP that we are able to provide them.”

Lucy Vernon, Senior Fundraiser at St Gemma’s, said: “Each week it costs £1,000 to replenish vital supplies of medical equipment on St Gemma’s In-Patient Unit.

"These essential items help to ensure the comfort, dignity and safety of our patients, who are living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

“Thank you to Northern Gas and Power for their valuable donation of £1,000 which will fund these items.

"This will help us to improve quality of life at the end of life for our patients.

"We rely on the generosity of our local community and local businesses to ensure our services, so really appreciate your support.”

Andrew Laird, Northern Gas and Power’s UK Sales Director, said: “We already support several charities, but this year we wanted to extend that support wider across the regions we operate in.

“Supporting people less fortunate is a privileged position to be in.

"We’re a big employer across the North of England; some of our people will have family or friends who may suffer from challenging issues.

"As a business, we don’t take for granted being in this position of good fortune.

"That is why we want to share some of that good fortune and these two hospices are a great way of doing this.”

NGP has made donation following a record year of sales, including being ranked the UK’s 25th company with fastest growth in sales in the prestigious Sunday Times Fast Track 100.