Green group gets energy fund boost

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A NORTH Northumberland village’s green group has received a funding boost.

Belford Energy Saving Together (BEST) has been able to keep residents up to date with energy saving techniques, after a donation from heating oil supplier F Peart & Co, covered the cost of printing its monthly newsletters.

BEST, which was created in September 2008, aims to encourage the people of Belford and the surrounding district to save energy and provides the local community with the methods and information to do so.

The £500 donation from F Peart & Co, which is based in Hartlepool and supplies domestic and commercial heating oil across the North East, has enabled the group to print a series of newsletters and energy guides for the next few months, which will be delivered to every household in Belford.

The donation was made as part of the company’s charitable bursary scheme, after Diana Herbert, committee member at BEST, contacted the company.

As part of F Peart & Co’s commitment to the local community, the bursary scheme aims to support worthwhile causes in the North East and provide an extra helping hand to those in need.

Diana said: “BEST aims to encourage the people of Belford and the surrounding areas to save energy.

“Our newsletters and guides allow us to educate the local community and provide key information on energy-saving methods. The generous donation from F Peart & Co will allow us to continue to print the newsletters over the coming months.”

Laura Jackson, business manager at F Peart & Co, said: “It was a pleasure to be able to provide BEST with the funds it needed to continue its great work educating the local community.

“Assisting local groups with donations through the bursary scheme is our way of supporting everyone in the area and keeping in touch with our local communities.”

As a supplier to the region for more than 80 years, providing both domestic and commercial oil to rural and remote communities, F Peart & Co launched the charitable bursary scheme in November 2011 to support local community groups, charities and sports teams which need a helping hand.