TAKING a few minutes to strip out valuable metal from potential scrap has raised £1300 for St John’s hospice, Lancaster.
Heysham 1’s team started to save brass and other valuable metals two years ago and have now raised nearly £3,000 for the hospice.
Mark Lees, plant manager at Heysham 1, said: “This is a great initiative implemented by the team here at the station to hold back the more valuable bits of scrap metal to sell separately.”
Heysham 1’s Steve Horrobin, Josh Garthwaite and Reece Davison, who have been instrumental in collecting the metal, handed over the cheque to Catherine Butterworth, head of fundraising at St John’s hospice.
She said: “Having such strong partnerships with places like Heysham 1 and Heysham 2 power stations means the hospice can continue to play a vital community role.
“The stations do provide money, through initiatives such as these, but also give us volunteers for our community events which again is important to making such fundraisers a success.”