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Fuelling futures for Trowbridge
A Trowbridge petrol station is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for two of the town’s schools through its new community initiative.
Trowbridge Lodge Service Station is launching a Support Local campaign that will be backing West Ashton Primary School and Larkrise School by donating 1p to them for every two litres of fuel their customers purchase.
The scheme starts on October 1 and, to celebrate the announcement of Support Local, the West Ashton Road petrol station donated £100 of fuel to both schools for their minibuses on Wednesday.
“We are a family-oriented community service station,” said Ed Seaton, who owns Trowbridge Lodge Service Station.
“We have played an important part in local community life over the last 50 years. I would like to give something back to future generations through Support Local.”
Mr Seaton said he hoped the year-long campaign would raise at least £10,000 to £15,000 to be shared between the two schools.
Dr Sam Nash, headteacher at West Ashton Primary School, said: “Local children will directly benefit from the initiative and I would like to call on all parents, relatives and the community as a whole to support the scheme.”
Trowbridge Mayor David Halik has backed the campaign, praising the generosity of Mr Seaton.
He said: “It is a lovely idea which gets everyone in the local community involved; as most people have to buy fuel, it gives something back and is another positive thing taking place in Trowbridge’s community.”
For more information about the campaign, call Trowbridge Lodge Service Station on 01225 754332.
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