University Hospitals of North Midlands is delighted to announce that £184,000 has been raised for the Community Energy Scheme.
The scheme, launched on Monday 25 July, will install more than 1,000 solar panels across the Trust, the largest ever installation at a NHS Trust. The £184,000 raised so far equates to 55% of the £335,000 target, this has been achieved with valuable contributions from across the Trust and wider afield. Investment into the scheme can be as little as £100, which will secure investors a return of 4.5% and help generate a community fund which will be used by 'Beat the Cold' charity to help tackle fuel poverty in the area.
By helping the 'Beat the Cold' charity, the scheme is not only helping improve the living conditions of the local population, but also it is hoped that this project can have a measurable long-term impact on the health and wellbeing of those currently effected by fuel poverty.
Charlie Cox, Energy Manager, said: "The investment figures for the scheme have been very encouraging in such a short space of time. I would like to thank everyone who has invested so far and it's been very pleasing to see so many people get involved with a scheme that will have so many positive benefits. The project really is a unique opportunity not to be missed. However, there is still a lot of work to be done to reach our final target and we are hopeful that the total will continue to rise over the coming days and weeks."
For more information and to invest in the scheme, please visit: www.ethex.org.uk/SSCE