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SSEN overhead line improvement project's boost for Abernecessities

By Lewis McBlane

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A CHILDREN'S charity has been given a £4000 boost by a major energy infrastructure project.

Abernecessities HQ in Dyce welcomes representatives of SSEN and Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as they share a £4000 donation.
Abernecessities HQ in Dyce welcomes representatives of SSEN and Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as they share a £4000 donation.

North-east charity Abernecessities was given the cash by companies SSEN Transmission and Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, who are jointly upgrading overhead lines across Aberdeenshire.

SSEN Transmission project manager Simon Robertson said: “As guests in the area It’s really important to us that we can support the community in which we operate, and after hearing about the brilliant work that AberNecessities carries out across the north east area we were keen to help in whatever way we could.

“After discussing with our contract partners Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and Omexom, we’re pleased to donate £4,000 on behalf of the project team to help out the No Child Should Go Without Sweet Dreams campaign.

“It’s such an important charity and one which provides a vital lifeline to so many families in Aberdeen city and shire, and after meeting the team behind AberNecessities it was remarkable to see the incredible work they are doing in the community to help support families.

"We’re proud to support such an amazing group.”

SSEN Transmission and Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure reached out to Abernecessities after hearing about their most recent appeal, No Child Should Go Without Sweet Dreams.

The campaign raised funds to provide beds, mattresses, duvets, pillows, bedding and cosy extras such as pyjamas, fluffy socks, storybooks, teddy bears and hot water bottles, to ensure every child has a warm and safe place to rest their head.

Members of the north east 400kV overhead line reinforcement project visited the charity’s HQ in Dyce to see the great work for themselves.

The project will revamp existing lines between substations at Blackhillock, Rothienorman, New Deer and Peterhead.

Once complete, the new lines will be able to handle a voltage of 400,000 volts.

Danielle Flecher-Horn, Founder of AberNecessities, said: "The increased cost of living has sadly pushed more families over the poverty line and we are currently experiencing a huge influx of applications.

"Parents across our city and shire are growing increasingly concerned and are struggling to afford the basic essentials for their children and so this incredible support from SSEN Transmission is greatly appreciated."

“Our No Child Should Go Without Sweet Dreams campaign is focussed on raising awareness and funds to provide underprivileged children with a good night's sleep.

"Getting enough sleep is essential for helping with a child's development, health and well-being.

"This generous donation will allow us to continue to support families by providing everything they need to create a cosy bedtime routine and sweet dreams."

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