Sheringham Shoal Community Fund [SSCF] has awarded a grant to the Cromer and District Food Bank [C&DFB] to enable the purchase of a Nissan e-NV 200 van. This economic work horse, which has been supplied and sponsored by the Nissan dealership Crayford and Abbs in Bodham, North Norfolk, will cut C&DFB‘s vehicle running costs significantly.
The Food Bank covers an area of 200 square miles, and last year supplied 3-day emergency food packages to 2409 people in need, including 920 children. At a running cost of just 2p per mile and with low maintenance costs, the electric van will make savings that will be used to feed more families in need.
Ella King, Project Manager at the Food Bank said: “We are very grateful to the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund for making this purchase possible. Every penny we save on running costs means more help to local families in need of support.”
The keys to the vehicle were presented to Ms King by Timothy Hardy, Financial Controller of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm at Wind Farm Place, the wind farm's O&M base at Egmere near Wells-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk.
Sheringham Shoal Community Find supports projects that make a difference in North Norfolk, tackling issues including climate change, sustainable communities, marine environment / safety, renewable energy and education / employment.
The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, which is operated by Statkraft, is situated between 9-17 miles off the coast of North Norfolk, and in 2015, its 88 wind turbines produced 1164GWh, sufficient electricity for 278,000 UK homes [DECC DUKES]
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