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Southern Water To Make Charitable Donation After Water Issues

Written by on 9 February 2016

MP Nominates Charities.

Following the recent issues affecting Islanders, Southern Water have asked Gordon Henderson MP to nominate a local charity to receive a good will gesture.  Gordon has posted the following on his website today.

Thank you to all those who made suggestions about to which local groups on Sheppey Southern Water should make a donation as a gesture of goodwill because of the inconvenience caused by the burst water main last month.

All of the groups suggested are worthy of an award, however, realistically I can only expect Southern Water to make a donation to a couple of those groups.

I will therefore be suggesting that a donation is made to Age UK (Sheppey) and The Freedom Centre.

My logic for choosing these two Island organisations is that the people who were most disadvantaged by the lack of water tended to be the elderly and the disabled who were unable to get to a water distribution point.

In addition, those affected by the water problem, in the main, lived either in Minster or at the east end of the Island. Both Age UK (Sheppey) and The Freedom Centre help people in those areas.

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  1. Kelly Gascoyne   On   9 February 2016 at 23:45

    Isn’t that lovely of Southern Water….donating our money from our bills to charity! They couldn’t possibly apologise and reimburse any household or business instead could they?!

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