Staying safe helps out hospice cash

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THE Prince of Wales Hospice has received £2,300 towards its vital work thanks to safety-conscious power station workers in Lincolnshire.

Their employer, EDF, wrote out the cheque to the Halfpenny Lane hospice in response to a suggestion by Pontefract man Tim Brown, who is working on the construction site at West Burton, near Gainsborough.

Every time a month passes without an accident on the site, EDF makes a donation to a charity nominated by one of the staff. Mr Brown chose the hospice after it cared for his father in January.

He presented the cheque to hospice corporate and trusts fundraiser Rachel Beasley, who said: “We really appreciate EDF for making this donation and would like to thank Tim for nominating us to receive it.

“Rewarding staff for working safely is a fantastic way to encourage compliance and help raise funds for charities close to their hearts.

“It is only with the support of our local community and donations like these that we can continue making a difference.”