Helping to spread Christmas cheer was SSE Keadby Wind Farm which provided much needed support to the Isle of Axholme Lions Society in order to help Father Christmas fulfil his duties visiting local villages.
The Lions pull Santa’s sleigh around the area each year in the weeks leading up to Christmas, but were short of a vehicle while the reindeers were taking a rest. SSE’s Keadby Wind Farm project received a request for help and was able to offer a donation to enable the hiring of a 4x4 vehicle.
David Sutton, lead project manager for the Keadby Wind Farm said: “We were pleased to be able to help out such a good cause. SSE is keen to be a good neighbour in all of the areas it operates and as such this seemed like the right thing to do. I hope that Father Christmas is able to spread good cheer for all the residents in the area.”
Jade Fearon, community liaison officer for the wind farm added: ”Since commencing construction of the project in 2012 we have been working hard to keep the community up to date on the project and to be present in the local area. I am so pleased that we have been able to help out with the request we received from the Isle of Axholme Lions Society. We are keen to continue the great relationships we have built in the area and hope the help we have been able to provide will put many smiles on faces.”
Peter Lindley, president of the Isle of Axholme Lions, said: “We are very grateful for the generous contribution that the Keadby Wind Farm project has made. It has meant that we were able not only to hire the appropriate vehicle, but also to cover the running costs for this year’s event. We were even able to make some much needed maintenance to the sleigh.”