A YOUTH organisation has been awarded a much needed funding boost.
Energiekontor UK, which is planning to build a wind farm at Fenrother, has handed £100 to Morpeth Air Cadets.
Sam Dewar, project manager fat the company, visited youngsters at the 404 Morpeth Squadron to talk about the wind farm plans.
And during his visit, Mr Dewar handed over a cheque which will go towards the cadets’ fundraising target of £1,000.
The money raised will go towards improving IT equipment and facilities at the squadron’s Gas House Lane HQ, as well as buying a new mini bus.
Pilot officer Karen Davies, who takes the cadets for their Monday and Thursday parade nights, said: “I would like to thank Sam and Energiekontor for their very kind donation.
“We are working hard to raise funds for a variety of things which help the youngsters in their cadet career, including better IT training kit, so we are very grateful for their help.”
Plans have been submitted by Energiekontor for the construction of wind turbines on farmland at Fenrother.
The company has said the development will feed into the National Grid and supply more than 7,900 households per year with low cost electrical power.
Sam Dewar said: “We’re keen to help local youngsters understand more about the benefits of renewable energy and in particular wind farm technology.
So this was a great opportunity to not only do that but help the cadets out and make a positive contribution to their fund raising cause. We’re delighted to help.”