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Bath volunteer named as one of our nations’ Heat Heroes

February 9, 2024 by admin in Don in Bath, News with 0 Comments

June Bailey who volunteers for the Centre for Sustainable Energy has been named as one of the nations’ Heat Heroes, after her work to tackle fuel poverty in the South West has received special recognition.

Coinciding with Fuel Poverty Awareness day which is taking place today [Friday 10 Feb], the Heat Heroes Award Scheme, organised by fuel poverty charity NEA and ScottishPower, aims to recognise individuals who go ‘above and beyond’ what would be expected in the course of their work to help those people who are suffering from the effects of fuel poverty and struggling to heat their homes.

June was granted the award because of her tireless volunteering work which she has been doing for the past 15 years. June gives energy advice to older people through presentations, manning stalls at events and giving advice to vulnerable people through home visits.

June said ‘I am delighted to be chosen as a Heat Hero by NEA and ScottishPower, it is worth all of the hard work when you know that you have helped people in the local community to stay warm in their homes’. It is a team effort though and colleagues at the Centre for Sustainable Energy deserve the credit too”.

Don Foster, MP for Bath said:

“Community engagement is vital to tackling fuel poverty at a local level, and I am delighted that June Bailey’s commitment to energy advice outreach has received national recognition”.

Neil Clitheroe, CEO, ScottishPower Retail & Generation, said:

“ScottishPower was delighted to support the Heat Heroes campaign to recognise the work that goes on day to day within communities across the UK. The significant contribution made by individuals like June is vital to ensure help gets to those people most in need.”

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