Helping to spread the warmth

Monday 6th February 2012

SUPPORTING the elderly and vulnerable people is one of A1 Housing's top priorities, which is why Age UK was nominated to receive a donation of £3,000 from our partners Liberty Gas Group.

Over the last 12 months the 'First Visit' scheme has seen Liberty pledge a pound for every A1 Housing property they can access first time to carry out a gas safety check and service tenant's appliances.

This year's donation took the total amount of money raised to £12,000 with previous recipients being Bassetlaw Hospice, Hope for the Homeless, and Children's Hospice Bluebell Wood.

"Thanks you so much to Liberty and A1 Housing," said Jane Sennett, Age UK Area Manager. "Donations like this one are very, very valuable and this amount can really help."

"Through our 'Spread the Warmth' campaign, Age UK is aiming to make winter warmer for 360,000 people by providing information, advice and practical services to help keep older people warm and well in the winter months."

Ed Hickey, Director of Liberty added: "The people this charity supports are our customers, they are the people who we help to keep warm and we want to make sure that we give back to the community.

"Giving out valuable information on fuel poverty and how vulnerable people can keep warm in the winter is something that needs to be supported."

Don Spittlehouse, A1 Housing's Director of Technical and Housing Services added: "We'd like to thank all A1 Housing tenants who have contributed to the 'First Visit' scheme and Liberty for their professional approach that allows us to provide a safe gas servicing programme for all tenants, as well as raise money for a very deserving charity."

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