A South Tyneside social club is looking forward to a bright future – after an energy firm dug deep to provide a major cash boost.
Utilywise, one of the UK’s leading energy and water consultancies, has agreed to sponsor Harton & Westoe Miners’ Welfare Club for the next five years.
The company, which used to be based in South Tyneside but is now in North Tyneside, will plough in £25,000 to the club over the next five years.
While the club, based in Low Lane, has its roots firmly in the mining community, it also provides a whole host of social and sporting activities for the wider public.
Utilitywise, which previously had a base in Market Dock, South Shields before switching to Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside last year, is keen to provide support to a vital organisation in the town.
Its chief executive officer Geoff Thompson, who recently took over as chairman at South Shields Football Club, said: “Utilitywise is proud to announce their sponsorship of Harton & Westoe Miners’ Welfare Club.
“They play an important role in community life and as a home-grown business we want to do all we can to give back and help ensure that the surrounding area continues to thrive.”