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'Deal or No Deal' star lends support to sustainability campaign

Top Channel 4 hit show Deal or No Deal television presenter Noel Edmonds helped launch the Royal Bath and West of England Society’s Sustainability 2006 campaign yesterday.

Noel Edmonds and Royal Bath & West of England Society chief executive Dr Jane Guise try out the QPOD
Photo courtesy of David Wiltshire Photography of Warminster

Sustainability and renewable energy will be the key theme at this year’s Royal Bath and West Show, a four-day event that aims to showcase all aspects of country life in a fun and educational way. The Society has joined forces with environmental charity, the Renewable Energy Foundation — of which Edmonds is the chairman - to develop the theme.

The launch also saw the official unveiling of a new biomass boiler heating system, powered by recycled wood pellets. The system will not only help keep the Showground’s visitors and exhibitors warm in the winter months, but also cool in the summer. The Society aims to save both money and trees using the boiler.

EDF Energy Green Energy Fund manager Nigel French said: “This heating system will enable millions of visitors to the showground to see technology which will make a small but tangible difference to their local environment.”

The boiler was funded by a £30,000 grant from EDF Energy’s Green Energy Fund and £46,000 from Clear Skies, a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) fund.

Edmonds also donated an environmentally friendly QPOD vehicle from his Unique Motor Company as top prize for the Show’s grand draw.

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