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Service users and staff from Daniel Yorath House (DYH), turned out in force to thank staff from Siemens, who have a facility nearby in Garforth, for a £1,000 donation to celebrate their health and safety record.

Kathryn Rennison (Centre), Service Manager at DYH explains “Currently we have one laptop that is used with the people we support to practice and develop communication skills. The programme has activities for comprehension, reading, writing, and functional skills related to money and telling the time. This is used in almost every session and is in great demand. The new equipment will enable us to provide many more opportunities for people to develop vital skills. We are very grateful to Siemens.”

Philip Spittlehouse, from Siemens Transmission & Distribution Limited, talked about the reason behind the donation: “We are making the donation to Daniel Yorath House as it is based in Garforth, very near to ourselves, and we were aware of the great work they do with people who have a brain injury. The donation is to celebrate our health & safety record with our site not having had a lost time incident in almost 500,000 hours.

To celebrate this achievement and success the General Manager Peter Thorpe has obtained recognition from the Siemens Energy Management Executive and authorization has been obtained to £1000 to a community project / charity.

The Siemens Health and Safety steering group forum which is made up from representatives from all of their teams, stores, workshop, administration , projects , operations, engineering and supported by management wished to support a local charity and Daniel Yorath House, being literally a 1000 yards away from the facility, was the perfect choice.