Due to the difficulties now facing many individuals, families and local communities due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Lynemouth Power Station has made donations totalling £6,000 to three separate Northumberland charities.
£2,000 has been given to Wansbeck Valley Food Bank in order to buy more food items for families needing assistance, whilst another £2,000 has been donated to Ashington Life Centre, a community-based venue providing much needed services to support the most vulnerable at this time.
Similarly, another £2,000 has been given to Lynemouth Day Centre which, due to social distancing measures, has had to close temporarily. However, with staff working hard to now offer home care services such as hot meal deliveries and welfare checks for elderly and vulnerable users, Lynemouth Power Station has given the donation to help enable them to continue supporting local residents.
Deborah Walton, Finance Director of Lynemouth Power Station, commented, “This is the right thing to do and as a local employer, it is essential that we contribute and support the surrounding communities whenever we can.
“The three organisations offer much needed assistance to a growing number of people, and they are seeing a rapid rise in demand for their services. If people are able to support these initiatives or any other charities, please do so as a small amount, whether it be time or money, can go a very long way.”
Details of Wansbeck Valley Food Bank can be found at: https://wansbeckvalleyfoodbank.org/.
Information on Ashington Life Centre can be found at http://www.realdealplus.org.uk/index.html.
Whilst Lynemouth Day Centre is at http://www.lynemouthdaycentre.org.uk/.