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New goals for junior hockey club with wind power funding

Dunbar Junior Hockey club goals

Dunbar Hockey Club’s Juniors have acquired new hockey goals for their use at Hallhill, all thanks to wind power.

This will complete the improvement programme at Hallhill’s hockey facilities and will also be of benefit to the rest of the club.

The cost of the goals has been met by community benefit funding via Aikengall II Community Wind Farm, which is being managed by Dunbar Community Council, and by funds from the council itself.

Three well equipped pitches will facilitate the return to socially distanced hockey once the current lockdown ends, and the Juniors are really looking forward to returning to their sport.

The Junior section now has 52 young people on its roll. Lewis Adams, pictured, said: “We are so grateful as a team to Community Windpower, which owns Aikengall Community Wind Farms, for enabling us to replace our tatty goals with ones that the club can be proud of.

Yvie Gregory, also pictured, said: “I have missed my hockey during the lockdown and I am so looking forward to getting back so that I and my friends can enjoy the new goals at Hallhill.”  

Dunbar Community Council’s Treasurer, Alasdair Swan, is keen that community groups across Dunbar should be aware of the generosity of Community Windpower, which offers financial support both through the Community Council and through the BeGreen shop on the High Street.

He said: “Dunbar is so lucky to have so many of our galas and events supported by Community Windpower money, and this fund also provides finance to so many of Dunbar’s valued voluntary groups."

Diane Wood, community benefits director at Community Windpower said: “The combined effort of the community benefit funding from our Aikengall Community Wind Farms is making a difference to Dunbar and the surrounding area."

“It’s fantastic to see these new hockey goals in place for Dunbar Hockey Club Juniors and we hope they score many goals in them when matches can take place again.

“We’re looking forward to working with everyone at Dunbar Community Council in the coming months and years, to make the best use of the money provided from our wind farms.”

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