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05/02/13: North West power operator announces corporate charity

The largest cancer centre in Europe, The Christie, has been chosen by Electricity North West as its new corporate charity. Jonathan Collins, corporate social responsibility manager for Electricity North West and Natalie Pike corporate development manager for The Christie, along with both mascots Edison and The Christie Bear

The highly respected and well known charity received more than 600 votes from employees at Electricity North West, the company that manages and owns the region’s power network.

Jonathan Collins, corporate social responsibility manager for Electricity North West, said: “We’re really pleased to announce that we have selected The Christie as our corporate charity and we are delighted to have the opportunity to support them in the amazing work that they do.

“Our 1,600 employees across the North West – including overhead lineworkers, engineers and office-staff – will now be pulling together to support one of Europe’s most important charities, right here in our region.”

Electricity North West will be focusing their fundraising efforts on The Christie by organising events and sponsoring employees who take part in various activities, including the Manchester 10k and London Marathon. The company also allows employees to take two days a year for volunteering activities.

Natalie Pike, corporate development manager for The Christie, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as the charity partner for Electricity North West and look forward to working with them through-out the next few years.

“All funds raised for our charity go towards supporting our cancer patients and funding vital research. Without support from companies like Electricity North West we simply would not be able to continue to help make The Christie the exceptional place it is for our patients and their families.”

The Christie, based in south Manchester, has been pioneering cancer research breakthroughs for over a century and treats more than 40,000 patients each year.

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