Digital Age Helps Bring Support To Local Causes

AN AGE-old family fuel company is looking to the digital age to help residents from across the UK to support their local community.

Community focused Rix Petroleum is running a competition that links with social networking site Facebook giving people the chance to win prizes to the value of £500 for their favourite local cause, charity or not-for-profit organisation.

To be in with a chance of winning Rix Petroleum is inviting people to upload a picture associated with their favourite cause, along with a brief description of why they should win the prize, to its website.

Browsers will then vote, via the Facebook 'like' mechanism, for the entry which they think is most worthy of the £500 prize before the competition closes on July 22nd 2013. The page with the greatest number of Facebook 'likes' wins one of nine prizes of £500 across each Rix depot region to donate to their community cause.

James Brook, marketing manager of Rix Petroleum, said the company had been working alongside the communities where it operates for more than 80 years and would continue to do so in the digital age.

He said: “It may be that you care about a local library, or charity, or a sporting team that you support but relies on volunteers to keep going; whatever it is we want to hear about it.

“All you have to do to enter is upload a picture that encapsulates your cause along with a short description setting out why you feel it needs the donation and encourage people to like it. It couldn’t be simpler and it could really help your favourite organisation continue doing its good work.”

The competition is open to anyone, not just Rix Petroleum customers, but the cause must be within a delivery region of one of the company’s depots.

Rix Petroleum will work with the winning organisation to deliver the support and benefits up to the value of the prize money.

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