July 2014

 The twelve members of the Spencerette majorettes are proudly waving brand new batons following a £300 donation from fuel and lubricant distributor, CPL Petroleum.

 Established in 1969, The Spencerette Baton Twirlers train at Mountbatten School, Romsey and regularly compete across the country.

 CPL Petroleum, which has a depot on Belvidere Road, Southampton, donated £300 to the club after corps director, Gill Babb, applied to the company for funding.

 The club used the money to buy six new batons, as well as a bespoke banner which will help to promote the team at competitions, festivals and fêtes.

 The donation was made as part of CPL Petroleum’s community sponosorship, which aims to support local initiatives across Southampton and beyond.

 Gill said: “Following a rise in running costs we were short of batons and not everyone is able to purchase their own. This donation from CPL Petroleum will mean anyone is able to join the club and compete, regardless of their financial situation.

 “This vital support also means we will be able to raise awareness about the club within the local area, encouraging new members to join and hopefully receiving even more support from the community.”

 James Alden, regional manager at CPL Petroleum, added: “The sporting heroes bursary is our way of extending support to the sports stars of tomorrow and keeping in touch with the communities we are part of.

 “We are happy we were able to make this sport more accessible to the residents of Romsey and wish them the best of luck in their competitions and performances this year.”

 For more information, visit: www.cplpetroleum.co.uk




Notes to editors

CPL Petroleum supplies fuels and lubricants to domestic, agricultural and commercial customers throughout the South.

With a deep knowledge and understanding of the heating oil market in the region, CPL Petroleum offers area-specific knowledge, staff and depots. This is supported by a national infrastructure through its parent company, Certas Energy, one of the leading fuel distributors in the country.

About Certas Energy

Certas Energy is one of the largest independent distributors of fuel and lubricants in the UK.  Through its robust infrastructure, Certas Energy consistently and reliably delivers billions of litres of high quality fuel to customers across the UK. 

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