An award for Jenny

Our Heat Hero collects her award in Westminster

1 December 2015

Our long-term volunteer, Jenny Cartwright, was presented with an award at the Houses of Parliament last Tuesday. She was named a Heat Hero by National Energy Action (NEA) earlier this year, for her contribution to tackling fuel poverty.

The Heat Hero Awards recognise individuals across England and Wales who have gone ‘above and beyond’ in helping people in their community who are struggling to keep warm in their homes.

Jenny said: “I am delighted to be named a Heat Hero. The work my colleagues and I do to help people in the local community to stay warm in their homes is vitally important and it’s fantastic that we’ve received recognition for our hard work.”

Jenny has been working with CSE as a volunteer since December 2013 and gives up many hours of her time each week supporting our fuel poverty work. She has been one of our most active volunteers, helping at events, delivering talks and regularly attending and advising on home visits.

As a retired nurse, Jenny’s medical knowledge and experience has been invaluable to the rest of the team. She has delivered formal training to CSE’s advice team on the medical conditions impacted by cold and damp.

Maria Wardrobe, Director of External Affairs, NEA commented: “Over 4.5 million UK households live in fuel poverty and are unable to adequately heat their homes. Our Heat Heroes are working tirelessly to improve the lives of these people and it is important that we give credit to those like Jenny who are working to tackle fuel poverty within their community.” 

You can find out more about volunteering with us and read the stories of those who regularly dedicate their time here.

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