Christine’s a heat hero

Christine Nicholls, from Community Action Northumberland.
Christine Nicholls, from Community Action Northumberland.

One of the team at Community Action Northumberland (CAN) has been officially recognised as a Heat Hero.

Run by National Energy Action in partnership with Scottish Power, the Heat Heroes Awards aim to recognise individuals who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to help people living in fuel poverty in their local community, through work or through voluntary activities outside of the workplace.

Not-for-profit organisations including local authorities, health and social-care agencies, voluntary and statutory agencies and community groups were eligible to apply for the award.

Fifteen winners have been chosen for this year and will be presented with their awards at the House of Commons in early September. CAN’s community development officer, Christine Nicholls, is one of the very proud and deserving recipients.

Nominated by 10 separate organisations, Christine leads CAN’s work on fuel poverty and energy. She is part-time and often attends events and training in her own time.

She came up with the idea for the very successful Warm Hubs project – which is now being rolled out across the county.