Drax Group, a UK energy firm helping to enable revolutionary technologies to capture carbon in the North of England, has joined other businesses to help the country’s most vulnerable citizens during the coronavirus crisis.

The company has partnered with former Cabinet Minister, RT Hon Justine Greening, as a founding member of the C-19 Business Pledge, a national scheme which encourages employers to join the coronavirus effort by pledging to help get through the crisis.

“Our dedicated teams across England, Scotland and Wales are working around the clopck to continue generating and supplying the electricity the UK needs at this crucial time,” said Will Gardiner, Drax Group CEO.

“Through the C-19 Business Pledge, we can work with others to go further in supporting those in our communities who need our help more than ever right now.”

“We want to do as much as we can to help and support our own employees, as well as our customers and communities in which we operate during this crisis.”

Further extending its efforts, Drax has also delivered 250 facemasks to York Hospital to help keep the NHS staff on the frontlines safe.

The masks were donated to Drax Power Station by employees at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao No.3 Power Generation Company in China, part of Shenergy Power Technology

“I would like to express my personal thanks to Drax and their partners in China for their support in donating facemasks to the Trust, to help us ensure we are well equipped to support our staff and care for our patients in the coming days and weeks,” said Simon Morritt, Chief Executive of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

“We’re very grateful for the donation of the face masks from our friends in China – it is a great example of businesses working together to help people during this crisis. Through the C-19 Business pledge we aim to support more of those who are most in need,” Gardiner continued.