23/05/2019

SSE Airtricity Joins Fight Against Homelessness

Northern Ireland's leading homeless charity The Simon Community is set for a boost as part of a three-year partnership with leading energy provider SSE Airtricity.

The company will work with the charity's operations across the island of Ireland to raise vital funds for its services of care, support and accommodation for people affected by homelessness.

SSE Airtricity employees will also be able to provide active support for the charity through the company's 'Be the Difference' programme, which allows all team members to take time away from their usual jobs to volunteer for good causes.

The Simon Community delivers support and service to a total of over 16,000 individuals and families in Northern Ireland and Ireland who experience - or are at risk of - homelessness on an annual basis
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Klair Neenan, Director of SSE Airtricity, commented: "We're very proud to be announcing our new charity partnership with the Simon Community, an organisation that does such incredible work in the fight against homelessness, a cause close to so many people's hearts. At SSE Airtricity, we're passionate about making a real and lasting difference in our communities, and I'm looking forward to seeing how our teams can support Simon through lots of exciting fundraising and volunteering initiatives in the months and years ahead."

Jennifer Kitson, on behalf of the Simon Community, added: "We are honoured to be chosen as charity partner for SSE Airtricity. Through the support and commitment of employees across the organisation, the partnership will have a life changing impact to the lives of vulnerable people living in unimaginable circumstances. On behalf of Simon Community and most importantly the people who rely on our services, thank you for helping to rebuild lives."

Jim Dennison from the Simon Community NI, said: "With homelessness on the rise, the support from corporate partnerships is more important than ever. We are delighted that SSE Airtricity staff have recognised our impact and chosen us for this exciting island-wide charity initiative. With big plans for 2019 and beyond, Simon Community is looking forward to the many ways in which the team at SSE Airtricity will help us meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our society."



(JG/CM)

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