We would like to say a huge thank you to Siemens Gamesa who donated £20,000 to Changing Lives at the beginning of the pandemic last year.
Their donation enabled us to provide extra help to the people who access our services across the country during the height of the COVID-19 crisis. We were able to buy mobile phones to help those facing the most challenging of circumstances to keep in touch and access support at arm’s reach.
The donation also enabled us to purchase everyday necessities such as toiletries, underwear, sun cream, towels and water bottles. It helped to furnish a new house for someone to call a house their home and enabled our women’s service in Newcastle to create a crèche for the young children we support.
Kirstie, Service Manager, said, “The donation has literally been life saving for the people we work with. It has allowed them to access housing out of office hours, connect with family members and access services they could not visit face to face during the pandemic. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy certainly renewed faith and hope across the North East!”
Helen*, supported by our Newcastle Treatment and Recovery services, said, “I will forever be grateful for the mobile phone that I received during lock down, I wouldn’t have been able to cope not speaking to my son during these tough times. Thank you very much.”
Thank you again Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for your incredible support. Together, we are Changing Lives.
*name changed for anonymity