Constructor donates £1k to charities

The team behind one of Northumberland’s most important infrastructure projects is donating £1,000 to local charities.

The Carillion team behind the Morpeth Northern Bypass project bid for funding to support the local community, and has been awarded with two separate pots of £500.

The Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Sustrans will both benefit from the funding, proving the construction firm’s commitment to caring for the community and ecology around its projects.

Scott Beattie, project manager at Carillion, said: “We’re delighted to be able to award this money to two really worthy causes in the area. As a business we want to contribute to improving the local communities we work in, not just building a road.”

The team was awarded £500 to donate to Northumberland Wildlife Trust and its campaign to help educate local river users on the conservation efforts for the endangered native white-clawed crayfish. T

he other pot of £500 was won on behalf of Sustrans to support their work across south east Northumberland encouraging people to make journeys by cycle and foot when possible.

Sustrans will use the funding to buy ‘balance bikes’, the most effective type of bike for teaching young children how to ride.

Mr Beattie added: “We see the protection and conservation of Northumberland’s unique wildlife and making a positive contribution to local communities as key to the success of the MNB project.

“For this reason we continually strive to ensure that we are working sustainably and considerately wherever possible.”