Cash gives electrifying boost to local charity

Power Station Manager, Anthony Thomas, presents the cheque To Sarah-Jane Milne of Friends of Anchor, alongside the local safety group who were rewarded for their outstanding safety records. Picture: Carla Duthie
Power Station Manager, Anthony Thomas, presents the cheque To Sarah-Jane Milne of Friends of Anchor, alongside the local safety group who were rewarded for their outstanding safety records. Picture: Carla Duthie

Friends of ANCHOR received an electrifying boost to its fundraising efforts last Thursday when staff members from Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) in Peterhead presented £2,500 to the local charity.

The team at Peterhead’s Power Station were awarded the money as part of the company’s “Safety Award for Excellence” scheme, following their outstanding safety records.

They chose to donate the full amount to Friends of ANCHOR following the wonderful care a former colleague received at the ANCHOR Unit while undergoing treatment.

Peterhead Power Station manager, Anthony Thomas, comments; “We are delighted that our hard work and efforts in providing a safe working environment has resulted in the team here being able to contribute such a fantastic sum of money to Friends of ANCHOR.

“Peterhead Power Station believes in the work that the charity is doing for cancer patients in the North-east and we’re very proud to be able to support the worthy cause.”

The money not only benefits the main cancer and haematology care facility in the North-east, the ANCHOR Unit, but will also fund ground-breaking cancer research projects undertaken by leading professionals at Aberdeen University and Robert Gordon’s University.

Sarah-Jane Milne, PR and fundraising manager at Friends of ANCHOR said; “This very generous donation from SSE has lit up our day! It’s a fantastic sum of money to receive and we’re very grateful to the team at the Peterhead Power Station for choosing Friends of ANCHOR to benefit from it.”