June is a ‘Heat Hero’

A PORTISHEAD volunteer has been recognised for her work to tackle fuel poverty in the South West.

June Bailey has given her spare time to the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) for 15 years, passing on energy-saving advice and information to older people through presentations, manning stalls at events and making home visits.

To reward her dedication she has now been named as a ‘Heat Hero’ as part of a scheme organised by fuel poverty charity NEA and Scottish Power.

It aims to recognise individuals who make a real effort to help those people affected by energy bills they struggle to pay.

June was nominated for the award by Liz Dagger of Bristol-based CSE and she received it during a celebratory event at the House of Commons.

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Liz said: “June’s commitment and support has been invaluable since she started volunteering with CSE about 15 years ago and has become a valued member of the team.

“For the past five years June has come into the office for five hours a week and made a significant contribution.”

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