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Communities given helping hand to keep warm

Posted on 16 February 2016

Environmental community charity, Groundwork have been given a helping hand this winter to ensure vulnerable communities stay warm and well thanks to a donation from start-up heating company, VeriSmart Heating.

The company, based in Brighouse, donated 11 radiators to local Groundwork Trusts to loan them out to local residents struggling to keep warm this winter. 

The additional resources have been an extra warm touch to Groundwork’s mission to keep people warm and healthy this winter, including the current partnership with British Gas Energy Trust where Groundwork’s Green Doctors’ - independent energy efficiency experts – have been working tirelessly to spread the keep warm message by offering practical advice including fitting energy efficient equipment and offering energy and money saving tips.

With over 100 Green Doctor visits under their belt already, Groundwork have welcomed the additional support from VeriSmart this winter, especially at a time where some of the most vulnerable people in society are faced between a stark choice of heating or eating.

Speaking about the donation, Louise Broom from VeriSmart said: “It’s wonderful to know that our radiators have gone to a great cause and that we are helping Groundwork keep more people healthy and warm during winter.

“With the means for help at our fingertips, we think it’s important that we support local communities and ensure that those in need are given practical, help.”

Groundwork CEO, Graham Duxbury, said: “We are extremely grateful to VeriSmart for their generous donation.

“Tackling fuel poverty and supporting the most vulnerable to keep warm and well is a cause very close to Groundwork’s green heart and being able to provide emergency support to those most in need will be invaluable.”

For further information on how Groundwork is tackling fuel poverty please click here.


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