Sellafield Ltd announces a £20,000 donation to Egremont Crab Fair

Sellafield Ltd is proud to announce a £20,000 donation to Egremont Crab Fair.

The Crab Fair is one of England’s oldest events – this September will mark the 751st – and our donation will help safeguard their future.

The donation has been used to fund ground protection mats, which will enable vehicles and displays to access the sports field whatever the weather. The mats will last for many years, meaning the benefit of our donation will be felt for decades to come.


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They’ll also become a valuable asset for other community organisations, as the Crab Fair Committee has linked up with the organisers of Distington Vintage Rally and Eskdale, Gosforth, Wasdale and Ennerdale County Shows to make the funding bid – they’ll loan out the mats to those other events.

Tracey West, from the Sellafield Ltd Social Impact Team, said:

This is a really great project because it links a number of community groups and our donation is providing a community asset which will be of use for a long time. It helps make those events, each one an important part of the fabric in West Cumbria, more sustainable.

Daniel Shutt, of Egremont Crab Fair Committee, said:

We’re really please with Sellafield Ltd’s support. It will make our lives so much easier because we know that the field will be accessible. All of these events are run by teams of volunteers, and the weather here in this part of the world is really unpredictable, so accessing our sports field can be tricky. This move helps to secure our future. Thank you Sellafield Ltd.