WORKERS at Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station have smashed their volunteering target in 2018/19 - and are well on their way to do the same again.

SSE runs a community volunteering scheme which allows every employee one working day a year to volunteer in their community.

This year, SSE’s Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station used all their 162 days for the first time.

Some organisations which have been supported through the Be the Difference scheme include food banks, hospices, residential homes and primary schools.

One primary school, St John Fisher School in Widnes, received help with their allotment.

Year five pupil Bobby expressed his gratitude in a letter.

He said: “Thank you for what you have done in our allotment, we are so grateful because now we can do more outside learning.”

Paul Cockcroft, Be the Difference co-ordinator at Fiddler’s Ferry, said: “Through our Be the Difference days we have supported some fantastic community projects, in a variety of different ways.

“The support means so much to many organisations in and around Fiddler’s Ferry – from helping at a Christmas meal for vulnerable local families, packing food supplies for the local foodbank and even chatting with residents at a residential home for the elderly.

“Our workforce have demonstrated what amazing community spirit we have and are already well on the way in trying to achieve 100 per cent for this financial year too.”

Fiddler’s Ferry actively encourages people to nominate charities, organisations and specific projects for Be the Difference days, enabling volunteers to work on meaningful projects.