The Saudi chemical company, which has a thriving base at The Wilton Centre, is well known for its local community work. A member of the Redcar | Cleveland Ambassadors since its inception, SABIC donated the funds to help with the festival’s running costs and develop its website.
The East Cleveland Scarecrow Festival is the brainchild of local community champion and fellow Redcar | Cleveland Ambassador Denise Nesbitt. Running since 2015, this year’s festival takes place from 3 – 31 August and will see dozens of scarecrows popping up in villages all round the east of the Borough.
Claire Wordsworth, SABIC Communication Business Partner, said: “We love the Scarecrow Festival. Denise Nesbitt and her volunteers do a brilliant job of creating a fun festival that really brings communities together.
“SABIC is happy to support them – just don’t spend it on stuffing!”
Denise commented: “This is going to be the biggest and best Scarecrow Festival yet. We’ve got more villages taking part than ever before, so if you’re in East Cleveland in August keep your eyes peeled for our scarecrows.
“We’re really grateful to SABIC for their support and to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council who have freed up an apprentice to help develop our website.”
The Redcar | Cleveland Ambassadors are a committed group of businesses and community leaders working to position the Borough as a great place to live, enjoy and do business.