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Gateshead business Northern Gas and Power donates £40,000 to Spirit of Christmas appeal  

charity appeal for Christmas

A global energy company is the latest business to  donate  to the Spirit of Christmas Appeal.  

Northern Gas and Power, based on Gateshead Quays, has  generously  donated £40,000 to Newcastle and Gateshead's Spirit of Christmas Appeal . £20,000 of that total was a personal donation by the company's CEO,  Fokhrul  Islam.   

 Connected Voice has partnered with Gateshead Council  and Newcastle City Council  to raise money from local businesses and residents through the appeal.  Every penny raised will be  given to local charities to  help people  and  families  who need it the most  this Christmas.  

 Fokhrul  said: 

"I feel lucky to be the CEO of one of the fastest-growing businesses in Britain, and extremely lucky to be based in Gateshead.  In 2015, with just a handful of us, and on our last attempt to find office  accommodation , we approached Gateshead Council to discuss locating here. Their support from the start of our journey through to the present day has been instrumental to our success.  

  "The backing we received from Gateshead Council has been invaluable and we are all very humbled by the support and hospitality that the Council and its residents have shown to us. We are very lucky to have our HQ based here.  

  "Northern Gas and Power and I would therefore like to try and repay the hospitality shown to us by supporting the #SpiritOfChristmas which is raising money to support residents in Gateshead and Newcastle who are in desperate need at this time.  

  "I will personally donate £20,000 to this worthy cause and Northern Gas and Power will match this donation with another £20,000, a total of £40,000.  I encourage all staff of NGP and local businesses to donate whatever they can, as every little contribution will help."  

 Councillor Martin Gannon, Leader of Gateshead Council  said:

"We appreciate that this time of the year is a challenge for every family and following the pandemic  it is even more so.  

 "We would like to personally thank  Fokhrul  and the team at Northern Gas and Power for their kind words and for this extremely generous donation.  We're delighted that they remain committed to Gateshead, most recently taking up  30,000 square feet of space  at our new Grade A office space,  Riga and with that bringing an additional  much needed 200 jobs.   

 "We understand it's a difficult time for businesses but if you can make a donation or a personal  contribution  we would really appreciate it."  

 Donations to the Newcastle and Gateshead Spirit of Christmas appeal can be made at the  Virgin Money Donate page.

charity appeal for Christmas
23 November 2020

A global energy company is the latest business to  donate  to the Spirit of Christmas Appeal.  

Northern Gas and Power, based on Gateshead Quays, has  generously  donated £40,000 to Newcastle and Gateshead's Spirit of Christmas Appeal . £20,000 of that total was a personal donation by the company's CEO,  Fokhrul  Islam.   

 Connected Voice has partnered with Gateshead Council  and Newcastle City Council  to raise money from local businesses and residents through the appeal.  Every penny raised will be  given to local charities to  help people  and  families  who need it the most  this Christmas.  

 Fokhrul  said: 

"I feel lucky to be the CEO of one of the fastest-growing businesses in Britain, and extremely lucky to be based in Gateshead.  In 2015, with just a handful of us, and on our last attempt to find office  accommodation , we approached Gateshead Council to discuss locating here. Their support from the start of our journey through to the present day has been instrumental to our success.  

  "The backing we received from Gateshead Council has been invaluable and we are all very humbled by the support and hospitality that the Council and its residents have shown to us. We are very lucky to have our HQ based here.  

  "Northern Gas and Power and I would therefore like to try and repay the hospitality shown to us by supporting the #SpiritOfChristmas which is raising money to support residents in Gateshead and Newcastle who are in desperate need at this time.  

  "I will personally donate £20,000 to this worthy cause and Northern Gas and Power will match this donation with another £20,000, a total of £40,000.  I encourage all staff of NGP and local businesses to donate whatever they can, as every little contribution will help."  

 Councillor Martin Gannon, Leader of Gateshead Council  said:

"We appreciate that this time of the year is a challenge for every family and following the pandemic  it is even more so.  

 "We would like to personally thank  Fokhrul  and the team at Northern Gas and Power for their kind words and for this extremely generous donation.  We're delighted that they remain committed to Gateshead, most recently taking up  30,000 square feet of space  at our new Grade A office space,  Riga and with that bringing an additional  much needed 200 jobs.   

 "We understand it's a difficult time for businesses but if you can make a donation or a personal  contribution  we would really appreciate it."  

 Donations to the Newcastle and Gateshead Spirit of Christmas appeal can be made at the  Virgin Money Donate page.

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