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Community Pledge From Costain

18 November 2011

Costain, primary contractor for Evaporator D the UK’s biggest Nuclear Project, has pledged £10,000 to the Cumbria Community Foundation in order to establish the Costain Community Fund.

The Company will also pledge £5,000 for every year the construction Company operates within the area – beginning next year.

Costain currently employs over 100 people within the Cumbrian area and works with over 30 local sub contractors.

Cumbria Community Foundation will be working closely with Costain to establish the Costain Community Fund – which will be open to local charities and organisations.

Rob Phillips, Costain Project Director, commented: “We are really pleased to be able to commit £10,000 to West Cumbria. As a Company we always like to provide a legacy in the areas in which we work. The initial fund plus the £5,000 pledge annually is going to make a significant difference to local community projects and charities across our area”.

Speaking on behalf of the Cumbria Community Foundation, Andrew Beeforth OBE, Director, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Costain as the Foundation’s newest fund holder.  I hope that together we will make some valuable awards in the local community.”

Local MP, Jamie Reed, commented: "Costain's generous donation to Cumbria Community Foundation - more importantly the local community is great news. I'm pleased to see one of our local employers investing in the community. I look forward to seeing the benefits to local charities and community groups alike."

Cumbria Community Foundation is a local charity that, with the support of donors, like Costain, has made grants totaling over £16million since inception in 1999.

Costain believes the £5,000 annual donation will make a significant difference in the area. Costain is committed to supporting the local areas in which it operates.  

You can find out more about the Cumbria Community Foundation by visiting www.cumbriafoundation.org


Photograph supplied courtesy of Brian Sherwen.