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17 December 2020


17 December 2020

Northern Powergrid, the company that manages the electricity network that powers everyday life for 8 million people, is offering hospices a helping hand when it comes to vital fundraising this festive season.

The electricity network operator, which is powering homes, businesses, hospitals and communities throughout the pandemic, has donated 40 hampers to hospices across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

Siobhan Barton, Northern Powergrid’s head of stakeholder relations, said: “These hospices provide vital care across our region in the most difficult of circumstances - and this year has been one of the toughest ever.

“Being a force for good in our communities goes beyond our network and our teams who work hard to power peoples’ lives. We wanted to give something back this Christmas to the hospices in the communities that our people live and work in too – and support charities and other key workers who are doing an incredible job in such challenging times.

“Many of our donated hampers are being used as part of hospice festive fundraising raffles and some can raise as much as £1,000.  It’s always lovely to hear that, through our initial donation and the support of the local community, hospices have been able to generate extra funds to go towards the outstanding work they do to support local people when they need it most.”

On receiving a hamper, the team at Tynedale Hospice in Northumberland contacted Northern Powergrid to say: "Thank you so much for the lovely festive hamper which we are planning to raffle in our shop to generate income for our care services.”

The following hospices have received a hamper worth around £100 containing sweets, treats and traditional festive goodies:

  • Sue Ryder Care, Keighley
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care, Bradford
  • St. Cuthberts Hospice, Durham
  • Willow Burn Hospice, Lanchester
  • Butterwick Hospice, Bishop Auckland
  • St. Teresa's Hospice, Darlington
  • Lindsey Lodge Hospice, Scunthorpe
  • St. Barnabas Hospice Day Hospices, Gainsborough
  • St. Andrews Hospice, Grimsby
  • St. Andrews Children's Hospice, Grimsby
  • St John's Hospice, Doncaster
  • Forget me not Childrens Hospice, Huddersfield
  • Kirkwood Hospice, Huddersfield
  • St. Michael's Hospice, Harrogate
  • Dove House Hospice, Hull
  • Overgate Hospice, Elland
  • St. Gemma's Hospice, Leeds
  • Martin House, Clifford,
  • Sue Ryder Care, Headingley
  • St. Oswald's Children's Service, Gosforth
  • St. Clare's Hospice, Jarrow
  • Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Tynedale Hospice, Hexham
  • The North Northumberland Day Hospice Group, Alnwick
  • St. Lukes Day Hospice, Sheffield
  • The Rotherham Hospice, Rotherham
  • Barnsley Hospice, Barnsley
  • St. Benedicts Hospice & Centre for Specialist Palliative Care, Sunderland
  • Butterwick Children’s Hospice, Stockton-on-Tees
  • Butterwick Hospice-Stockton, Stockton-on-Tees
  • Hartlepool & District Hospice, Hartlepool
  • Hartlepool & District Hospice, Hartlepool
  • Teesside Hospice Care Foundation, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough
  • Life Health Centre & Zoes Place, Normanby, Middlesbrough
  • Wakefield Hospice, Wakefield
  • The Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract
  • Saint Catherine's Hospice, Scarborough 
  • St. Leonards Hospice, Dringhouses, York
  • St. Barnabas at Louth Hospice. Louth
  • CHCP Sunshine House, Hull

Northern Powergrid is currently exploring the best ways it can support the communities it serves and powers in the future. Any customers interested in sharing their views on everything from safety and network reliability to decarbonisation, customer service and how the network company should be a force for good, can visit Northern Powergrid’s dedicated microsite to have their say and contribute to the creation of the electricity network operator’s 2023-2028 business plan.