Shoppers at The Bridges in Sunderland were encouraged to take time-out for some TLC recently, at a caring roadshow supported by the region’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN).
Members of the public were encouraged to spend a few minutes at the company’s stand, to pick up some valuable tips on how to stay safe and warm.
Advice on offer included information about the signs, symptoms and dangers of carbon monoxide, and the opportunity to sign up to the Priority Services Register – which ensures customers get extra help if the power or gas goes off.
Tom Bell, Northern Gas Networks Head of Social Strategy said: “It was great to reach out to shoppers in Sunderland, and offer some simple but important advice about staying safe, warm and healthy.
“As the region’s gas distributor, we keep 2.7 million homes and businesses cooking on gas. We take our social remit very seriously, and give our customers support and advice to keep them safe, and improve quality of life.
“We’re taking our roadshow around the North of England over the summer, and look forward to chatting to thousands more customers.”
More information on the Priority Services Register, and the dangers of carbon monoxide, can be found at the Northern Gas Networks website: www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk