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Kite festival flying high thanks to Lynemouth Power Station

Sheila Harrison, organiser of Newbiggin Kite Festival with young enthusiast, Charlie Stoddart-Gallacher (10), and Janet Mole of Lynemouth Power Station.

A community donation by Lynemouth Power Station has been warmly received by organisers of this year’s Newbiggin Kite Festival taking place over the Easter bank holiday weekend (Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 April 2019).

This year marks the eighth consecutive year for the event which attracts hundreds of visitors to the town over a two day period. As a major employer in South East Northumberland, the £350 contribution is the latest community donation to be made by the power station to support local initiatives and charitable causes which benefit the community and their residents.

Those attending the kite festival will see professional demonstrations by many of the region’s kite enthusiasts, with youngsters being able to participate in kite-making workshops, watch-synchronised and stunt kite-flying as well as other family-orientated activities. The event takes place from 11am-4pm over the bank holiday weekend.

Janet Mole of Lynemouth Power Station commented, “It’s a fantastic event that brings the local community together therefore we are delighted to make the donation and support those who help to organise it. Many of our employees and their families live locally and as a main employer for the area, we fully support events like this which bring everyone together.”

Sheila Harrison, one of the organisers of the Newbiggin Kite Festival added, “Lynemouth Power Station has been a great supporter of the festival over the years and we thank them once again for their generosity. The event attracts hundreds of visitors to Newbiggin-by-the-Sea therefore it’s not only great for the community, but for local tourism in this part of Northumberland. Everyone is welcome and we hope that many families make the trip and come along.”