Tees-based firm px Group has reached out to support their fellow Teessiders suffering during the coronavirus crisis by making a one-off £5,000 donation to a local charity.
An energy, engineering and industrial infrastructure business, Stockton-based px operate some of the most critical national infrastructure in the UK, produce gas and electricity to power hospitals, homes and ensure other essential services can be provided.
The firm made a £5,000 donation to Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation to support coronavirus-related causes, in addition to its annual donation of £5,000 it makes as a patron of the charity.
px executive director David Henderson, one of Foundation’s trustees, said that because of what they do, many of their staff are key workers and continue to work throughout the coronavirus crisis.
“Our staff are doing a fantastic job in keeping our plants operational during these challenging times and naturally our priority is ensuring we keep them as safe as possible,” he said.
“At this time, we also feel it’s important to help the communities around us because we know the pandemic is negatively impacting on everyone’s lives and some people are really struggling.
“Giving back to the communities where we’re based has always been important to us. Being a Teesside-based business, we wanted to do something to help our fellow Teessiders who are suffering or struggling during this crisis.
“The management team were delighted to support this donation to the Philanthropic Foundation, who we know will ensure it goes to those who need it most desperately.”
Diane Williamson of the Foundation said: “Our sincere thanks to px for their generosity and this wonderful show of Teesside Spirit.
“They’ve been among our most generous supporters for several years now but we were bowled over when px got in touch to say they wanted to make a significant additional donation to support those Teessiders who most desperately need it during the ongoing crisis.”