By Halliwell, Cat
16/08/2016

Rix Petroleum North East Join forces with Alnwick Young Farmers

Our North East depot has teamed up with Alnwick Young Farmers as part of a five-year sponsorship deal.

Being a leading, family-owned fuel company, we have a long history of supporting Young Farmer groups and this deal will enable us to help the young farmers group raise awareness and provide marketing support including covering the design and print costs of flyers and leaflets.

The North East depot, located on the Willowburn Industrial Estate in the town have also supplied branded club kit to the group and will help with promoting events such as Alnwick Young Farmers’ annual event, The Farmers’ Ball. Some members of the club will be joining Rix on their stand at this year’s Glendale show, which takes place on August 29th.

A Rix tanker operating across Northumberland has also been branded up to celebrate the partnership.

Tim Claxton, Manager of Rix Petroleum’s Alnwick depot, said he was delighted to be involved with Alnwick Young Farmers.

He said: “Delivering gas oil and domestic heating oil to farmers, rural businesses and homes is in Rix’s DNA. As a company we have been serving rural communities for more than 80 years and take a lot of pride in ensuring we provide the best possible service we can to people who live and work in some of the UK’s most out of the way places.

“The Young Farmers is a vital social outlet for many young people living in the countryside and we think that that is very important to support. Many are also the next generation of farmers and country people and we feel that with the collective knowledge we have amassed over the years we have something to offer them as they take on the challenges of farming in the 21st century. By working with Alnwick Young Farmers, we are hoping to help raise their profile and attract new members, but also assist them to develop skills that will help them in their careers.”

Alnwick Young Farmers has around 50 members and meets in different venues across the town on a Monday night.

They organise a number of annual events to raise money to support the group and will promote these with Rix’s help.

Secretary Jess Straker said the club was delighted with the sponsorship deal.

She said: “Having a five-year deal in place is fantastic for Alnwick Young Farmers because it means we’re able to organise and promote events knowing we have the backing of a big company.

“The deal will help us raise our profile and hopefully that will mean more members, and it will help Rix to become even more embedded in the farming and rural communities around Alnwick and the North East.”

For more information about the Alnwick Young Farmers group, can be found on their website or Facebook page

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