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LEADING East Yorkshire company Rix Petroleum is hoping to deliver more than just fuel this winter time.

The firm, which supplies heating oil and diesel to homes and businesses across the county, is looking to drive up donations to Dove House Hospice by having the charity’s logo specially-painted on to the back of one of its tankers.

Employees at Rix Petroleum have already raised more than £2,000 for the organisation since adopted it as their charity of the year in May.

Now they are hoping to raise the profile of its vital work further, as their new tanker takes to the roads delivering fuel across the region.

James Brook, marketing manager for Rix Petroleum, said the company was coming into its busiest time of the year when the tanker would be on the road every day.

He said: “We have been supporting Dove House Hospice this year because when we asked the staff as to which charity they wanted to the company to support, it came out as the clear winner.

“So far we’ve supported Dove House Hospices annual ‘Its A Knock Out’ contest and then held our own week of office sport in the form of the OlympRix Games. We’ve also introduced a monthly dress down Friday to raise money, but we wanted to go one step further to promote the charity.

“The tanker will be on the road throughout winter delivering heating oil across East Yorkshire as the temperature falls, so it will be seen by thousands of motorists and we hope that will raise awareness of Dove House Hospice and the amazing work it does.”

Becky Baynes, fundraising co-ordinator at the charity, which offers respite care to

people suffering life-limiting illnesses, said she thought the tanker looked fantastic with its new paint job.

She said: “We have had fantastic support from Rix Petroleum so far this year, but this is something completely new and different. It will provide mobile awareness for Dove House Hospice which will hopefully inspire people to find out more about us and the work we do in our local community.”