Centrica Storage has awarded the team who produce the Rudston Newsletter £650.00 as part of the Caythorpe Environmental Support Fund. The £5,000.00 per year fund, which was set-up during the Caythorpe Gas Storage project approval process, will generate £125,000.00 over 25 years for qualifying environmental projects in and around the East Riding villages of Rudston, Burton Agnes and Boynton.
The monthly newsletter, which is delivered to every home in the parish, was established more than 25 years ago and is used to inform local people about events and community matters as well as environmental improvements and initiatives. The grant funding awarded, by Centrica Storage, will cover all publication and operational costs for the next twelve months.
The newsletter’s main aim is to help local people become more environmentally friendly. The newsletter receives a high volume of articles submitted by its readership, and the feedback about its usefulness is always very positive.
Shirley Harland who submitted Rudston newsletter’s successful application for grant funding, said: “To receive sponsorship that will cover the costs of producing the Rudston newsletter for the next twelve months is a real boost. Whilst it is relatively cheap overall to produce, raising funds to keep it going year on year can be quite a challenge. This welcome news will enable us to start fund raising in 2011 for future years helping us to get ahead of ourselves from a guaranteed production perspective. It is a wonderful position to be in.”
Glenn Sibbick, Project Director at Centrica Storage Limited, said: “We are delighted to support this very worthwhile cause. The Rudston newsletter is put together very well and is an interesting and informative read – one which is welcomed by local residents. I look forward to reading future editions.”