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Dunbar RNLI Lifeboat 2015

23rd July 2015

Viridor has again teamed up with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), supporting the charity’s Dunbar station 2015 Lifeboat Day.

Held in the scenic Dunbar harbour, the event, which attracts over 2,000 visitors, featured the town’s annual parade, an open-air music stage and bar, stalls, rides, inshore and sea lifeboats and a mock rescue exercise with Rescue 177, the Royal Navy Search and Rescue helicopter from HMS Gannet.

With the town home to both Viridor’s rail-linked landfill disposal and new £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) currently in construction, the team were on hand to talk about the company’s plans, supply chain and employment opportunities, and moves towards a circular economy.

In addition to main stage sponsorship and the company’s information stall, Viridor provided recycling nodes around the harbour to boost sustainability at the event.

Barry Falgate, Area Manager, said: “With an established presence at the heart of the local community, we were again delighted to step forward and show our commitment to the RNLI, the Dunbar lifeboat and the crews who keep local people safe.

“As part of a series of community sponsorships and events, from our work with the Engineering Development Trust in local schools to Dunbar SciFest and Innerwick Show, we’re pleased to be putting back into a community where we operate.

“Our £177m investment at Dunbar ERF will present a host of supply chain opportunities for local businesses and social enterprises, in addition to a boost for local jobs.”

For more information on the ERF at Dunbar, take a look at the dedicated pages on our website and our first project newsletter.

For further information please contact:

pressoffice@pennon-group.co.uk