SSEN helps to light up Keith
Colleagues from our Elgin Depot have lent Keith Community Council a festive helping hand by volunteering to put up the town’s Christmas lights for the third year in a row.
Ahead of the big switch-on, SSEN’s Gordon Sutherland and Derek Campbell helped erect the mile-long stretch of lights, using one of the depot’s cherry pickers to make the process as safe and secure as possible .
Shona Horn, Customer Relationship Manager for SSEN’s North Caledonia region, said:
“We’re always happy to lend a hand through our Be the Difference volunteering programme and we’re delighted the Keith Christmas Lights Committee got in touch again this year to help brighten up the town. Our employees love having the opportunity to give back to the local community, particularly using their skills, expertise and any specialist equipment we can provide.
“This ongoing relationship proves how valuable regular engagement with local charities, community groups and community councils can be as we look to power our communities this winter and beyond.”
Gordon and Derek were installing the lights as part of SSEN’s ‘Be the Difference’ programme, which provides SSEN employees with a day away from their usual job and volunteer to help local charities and community projects of their choice.
Since the launch of the ‘Be the Difference’ volunteering programme, it has helped over 2,500 projects, with SSEN employees dedicating their time to projects that matter in their local communities.
The photo above shows Derek hard at work installing the lights.