Local charity, The Hygiene Bank has received a £300 community grant after being nominated by employee Heather Morton as part of Energia Groups Helping Hands scheme.
The Helping Hands initiative gives Energia Group staff the opportunity to nominate local organisations close to their hearts, to receive up to £300 funding towards equipment costs or an event. Thanks to the donation the charity has been able to increase their presence in the local community, by setting up a second stall display in the Portadown and Craigavon area, as well as purchase daily essentials for those most in need.
The Hygiene Bank was set up in 2018, to provide essential hygiene care to those that cannot afford to access daily essentials.
Heather Morton, Energia Group employee said:
“The Hygiene bank, sustained by a dedicated team of volunteers, is totally reliant on donations from the public or available grants and fundraising. The generous contribution from Energia Group will enable the group to promote our team further and source hygiene products from pre-defined suppliers maximising the spending power of the donation to ensure that more community partners, in our local area, can benefit from the hygiene gift packs”.
Hannah Lapsley from The Hygiene Bank said:
“We can turn a small amount of money into a large impact and thanks to this funding from Energia Group we can buy hygiene products which will be provided to our community partners in the Portadown/ Craigavon area. The Hygiene Bank relies fully on donations from members of the public and this funding will help us promote our charity with stall setup material”.
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