8 Nov 13

New wardrobe for generous Sizewell B staff

Sizewell B staff have donated over 50 sacks of clothes to the Leiston branch of Sue Ryder in a charity drive at the power station.

Sue Ryder estimate that the donations will make over £2,000 for the charity which would be enough to cover the cost of a highly trained nurse for three and a half weeks, providing care and support for patients and their families at The Chantry, the charity’s neurological care centre in Ipswich.

The power station canteen was turned into a collection point for ‘previously loved’ clothes, shoes and bags that could adorn new owners and swell the coffers of the vital Sue Ryder charity shop in the nearby town.

Niki Spatchett, Community Liaison Officer said: “When I heard that our local branch of Sue Ryder was low on stock I knew we could help out at Sizewell B. We employ over 750 staff on site and I was sure that many would be only too happy to donate clothes and shoes they no longer needed. We were overwhelmed with the response from staff who were only too happy to do their bit to help a local charity.”

Yvonne Whitehead, Area Retail Manager for Sue Ryder said "This is absolutely fantastic. We care for over 16,000 people every year at our hospices, care centres and in the community. And provide much-needed emotional support for over 2,000 family members. It is thanks to the enthusiasm and support of organisations such as Sizewell B that we can raise much needed funds to help Sue Ryder continue to deliver specialist end of life and long-term care to people living with life-changing illnesses such as for instance cancer, multiple sclerosis and stroke”.