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Rix and the community

Rix Petroleum in the local community

The communities in which we operate (and from which we recruit our employees) has always been and will always continue to be important to us.

With fuel depots throughout much of the UK, we are involved in a number of local community based projects. We work with our communities to at a number of levels. From sponsoring local Young Farming, Rugby and cricket clubs to offering our staff's time and expertise to help students at University prepare for job interviews. We also support local and national charities with fundraising activities. 

Below are some examples of where Rix Petroleum supports local communities in area's in which we operate: 

Local Sports clubs

At Rix we have a long tradition of supporting local teams. From local rugby, football and cricket teams we are proud to offer our support. 

Some examples of the sports clubs we sponsor are; Malton & Pickering Rugby club in North Yorkshire, Kenilworth RFC in the Midlands and Tickton Tigers junior football club in East Yorkshire. 

Rix Petroleum Supporting Local Sport Clubs


 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural Clubs

The importance of Agriculture to the local and national economy is extremely important. Rix Petroleum has been supplying farmers across the UK with fuel and related services for more than 80 years. Where we can, our local depots support the farming community in a number of ways. From small charity donations for fundraising events, supporting local ploughing matches to working with and sponsoring a number of Young Farmers Clubs. 

Our sponsorship of Young Farmers Clubs however, is much more than handing over a donation, we help them with promoting their club so they can continue to attract new members, offering marketing support for their annual fundraising dinners and involve them in shows and exhibitions we attend. We also offer our support at local community shows they host on a yearly basis.

Rix Petroleum Supporting Young Farmers Clubs

Projects, societies and local & national charities

From steam rally clubs, village fetes, local agricultural shows to sponsoring community initiatives, fundraising for local charities to supporting a national charity of the year. 

Examples of this include, our 5 year commitment to the Driffield Agricultural Society where we have agreed a five figure deal to support them in building their new community and exhibition centre. We also support a national charity of the year, which is voted for by our staff. At present this is Macmillan cancer support, so far we have raised more than £17,000 for them through our fundraising activities.

Finally, Rix Petroleum also runs community competitions periodically, an example of this is the “At Rix, We Care” competition where we encouraged not for profit organisations such as schools, local clubs, community centres or the local parish to nominate a cause that is important to them, the winning cause chosen by people in the local community won £500 worth of prizes to help them achieve their cause. 

Rix Petroleum community work
Rix Petroleum North East with local scout group Milwich village fete and Rix Petroleum Rix Petroleum at Dove House fundraising event