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HORIZON NEWS - 20.01.2017

Horizon donates new IT system to Ynys Môn Citizens Advice

Horizon Nuclear Power has donated almost £5,000 to Ynys Môn Citizens Advice to support the charity’s ongoing work across the island.
The Holyhead branch received the donation following an application to the Horizon Nuclear Power’s Charitable Donations, Community Support and Sponsorship Scheme, which provides funding support to local charities, projects and groups.

Ynys Môn Citizens Advice is a volunteer organisation that provides independent, confidential and impartial advice to residents, a service that supported over 13,000 individuals last year and is available across the island Monday-Friday free of charge.
In order for volunteers and staff to operate an effective service several of the computers needed replacing. The donation made by Horizon Nuclear Power will enable Ynys Môn Citizens Advice to purchase 10 new computer systems in 2017.

Delyth Owen, Horizon Nuclear Power’s Community Involvement Officer, said: “Ynys Môn Citizens Advice does fantastic work in the local community, offering legal advice and support for people across the island. It’s also manned by volunteers who give up their time and expertise for free to help those that need it most. But without the right IT equipment in place, they simply can’t do what they need to do, which is why we were so keen to get involved and support this important charity.”

Jackie Blackwell, CEO of Ynys Môn Citizens advice said: “We’re delighted with the donation and we’re looking forward to getting our new IT systems up and running. In 2015/16 we saw 13,198 clients either face to face, telephone or via web chat. In 2017 we expect to see an increase in demand for our services.”

“We deal with the most vulnerable adults in society and our key objective is to ensure that everyone is treated equally, is aware of their rights and responsibilities and can enjoy quality of life. The new computers will go a long way to make sure residents on the island can continue to receive a high standard of advice and support and enable the Citizens Advice Service to respond to the changing and more challenging landscape of advice demand for the foreseeable future.”

Horizon has donated over £100,000 to local charities and groups in the past year through its Charitable Donations, Community Support and Sponsorship Scheme. Horizon continues to offer support and is always looking for good causes to help.

More about Horizon’s community support, and how to apply for funding, can be found at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/community-support.
 
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For more information contact:

Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com

Notes to editors:
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.