Foodbank receives £500 donation

National Grid contractors support Banwell Parish Council foodbank

National Grid’s contractors, Siemens Energy, who are working on the construction of the Sandford Substation, has supported local people in Banwell by providing a £500 donation and several food parcels to a community foodbank run by Banwell Parish council. The donation will help the foodbank source food donations for those most in need.

Where we can play our part in supporting local communities, we rise to the challenge

The donations will be used to help vulnerable residents through difficult times. The support to Banwell foodbank is just one of many charitable initiatives carried out by National Grid and its contractors, including donations to two foodbanks run by Nailsea Community Group and Southfield Church, and a charitable donation of £1,300 to Weston Hospicecare by Balfour Beatty.

Work on the Sanford Substation is due to conclude in the next few months and will be fully energised by the end of 2023.

Siemens Energy’s site manager, Graham Finnie, commented: “We recognise that our work has an impact on local communities. Where we can play our part in supporting local communities, we rise to the challenge.

“We are always on the look-out for ways to support residents in the area we are working in, and we will continue to do so throughout the duration of the project. The donation of £500 and several food parcels is just one of the many charitable initiatives undertaken by our site team.”

James Goode, Project Director on the Hinkley Connection Project, commented: “Times are difficult for many people right now, the generous donation by Siemens Energy is testament to their commitment to give back to those communities most impacted by construction efforts on the Hinkley Connection Project.”