Mark Kenrick CEO of Lotte Chemical opened the ceremony of the Community Calendar launch at the Riverside stadium on Tuesday 2nd December 2014. This is an annual event where schools local to both the Wilton and Billingham sites take part in a competition to draw a picture based on a particular theme. This year’s theme was “the world we want to live in”.
The companies that sponsor the calendar vote on the pictures that will appear within the calendar with one overall winner also appearing on the front cover. Everyone that participates receives recognition for their efforts, being presented with a certificate and a prize by the Mayors relevant to the location of their school (i.e Stockton or Redcar and Cleveland) and of course not forgetting Gruffalo and Mouse!
As has been the case for the 26 years that the calendar has been in existence the participation and turnout at the launch was tremendous and it is always great to see the children from the area that will ensure the industries in the local area continue to grow into the future.