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21st December 2015
NuGen staff helped raise £1,000 to buy presents for families and children across Cumbria who have suffered as a result of the severe weather and recent flooding which hit the county earlier this month.
Staff from the company developing plans for the Moorside nuclear power station, in West Cumbria, raised the money through collections and festive fundraising.
The money will be used to buy gifts and toys from independent businesses that have been impacted by the floods in the run up to Christmas – usually their busiest period. The remaining funds will be spent helping families come to terms with the disruption and distress caused by the floodwater - that will last long after the festive period is over.
NuGen’s Cumbrian Charity Partner, the Cumbria Youth Alliance, has been helping NuGen coordinate their efforts to make sure they connect with the worst affected families.
NuGen has previously made a substantial donation to the Cumbrian Community Foundation’s Flood Recovery Appeal, which currently stands at £3 million.
Kathryn Booth, NuGen operations and Engagement Manager, said: “The floods couldn’t have come at a worse time – just before Christmas. We decided to buy the gifts and do our best to help the families with the process of returning their lives back to normal. We look forward to working with the families in the New Year to ensure they have something to look forward to after the Christmas period”.