Wind-farm company sponsors Thorney Live Music Festival

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RES, the renewable energy company responsible for Wryde Croft Wind Farm, is the headline sponsor of the 20th Annual Thorney Live Music Festival.

The event takes place this Sunday (August 30), at the Bedford Hall.

RES has donated £1,500 to support this year’s festival, which will feature acts such as DB5, Sub Zero, Soul Runner, the Paul Heaton Fan Club and Robbie Williams Banned.

Thorney Live is a hugely successful charity music festival that over the years has raised £50,000 for local and national charities, ranging from the local playgroup to Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Alison Jones, Community Relations Manager at RES, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to support this fantastic local music festival, which not only provides a great day out but also helps to support so many good causes of importance to local people. RES is committed to being a good neighbour and to supporting the local communities near its renewable energy projects.”

RES is currently constructing Wryde Croft Wind Farm, to the east of Thorney. The 13 turbines are in the process of being erected and, once complete, they will be capable of generating enough electricity each year to meet the average needs of 15,500 homes. The wind farm is due to start generating electricity in 2016, triggering community benefits worth in excess of £3.25 million over the project’s operational lifetime.

Alison concludes: “We wish the organisers of Thorney Music Festival every success, and hope that record numbers will attend this special 20th anniversary event and help to raise more money for charity than ever before.”

The festival opens at 11.30am on Sunday, with the first band on at 12.20pm and the entertainment continuing through until dusk. Admission is £10, with free entry for the under-16s.

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