Phillips 66 have donated almost £27,000 to local charity The Blue Door, to support their work during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The charity, commissioned by the council to provide domestic abuse services, has welcomed the funding from the Humber Refinery based at South Killingholme.
Darren Cunningham, Lead Executive UK and Humber Refinery General Manager, said:
“This is a difficult and worrying time for everyone – but particularly so for adults and children living with domestic abuse, and the professionals working hard to support them.”
The funding is part of a wider £40,000 donation from Phillips 66, supporting domestic abuse charities in North and North East Lincolnshire as well as Hull, and comes at a time when people experiencing domestic abuse are reminded that although they have been told to stay at home – they are not alone.
“There are many key workers, some working under the radar like these charities, carrying out vital frontline work to ensure that they can provide a crucial safety net to some of the most at risk women, children and communities throughout this crisis. We hope this donation can help them continue their invaluable work and help highlight the amazing work they are doing”, Mr. Cunningham added.
Stephenie Price, Chief Executive Officer at The Blue Door, said:
“Everyone at The Blue Door is incredibly grateful to Phillips 66 for this very generous donation. It will be used to provide essential support to our most vulnerable members of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic”.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“The generous donation of nearly £27,000 from Phillips 66 will support The Blue Door charity as they continue to provide vital front line work. I’d like to say a big thank you to Phillips 66 for supporting this local charity, which provides domestic abuse services for vulnerable members of our communities.
“Now more than ever we all, communities and businesses, need to be pulling together to support vulnerable people to ensure they are kept safe and well. This donation from Phillips 66 shows real commitment to the community.
“This is an unprecedented time and everyone is doing their best to keep going. It is important we recognise the amazing community spirit throughout North Lincolnshire with many residents doing one thing to help their neighbours to businesses like Phillips 66 supporting local charities financially.
“No one should ever have to cope with domestic abuse and people shouldn’t feel like they are alone. Support is available, so please don’t suffer in silence. Even if you reach out to a friend or family member, it can help during this difficult time.”
If you or someone you know is worried about a relationship, The Blue Door are still operating, you can telephone them on 0800 1974787 or find help at the The Blue Door website. Support on domestic abuse is also available at the Government website.