ONE of Teesside's newest businesses has donated £1,000 to the Teesmouth Field Centre.

Px Ltd was established in July to operate and manage Teesside Gas Processing Plant and Teesside Power Station after the US utilities company Enron went into administration.

Enron was a supporter of the centre, which is visited by about 5,000 people each year and the plant managers were keen for that to continue.

Lynn Dyson, secretary to the manager at the Seal Sands gas plant, said: "The centre has proved to be a tremendous resource, particularly for schoolchildren and students studying the wildlife in the area.

"It is a great example of how industry and wildlife can co-exist and we are pleased to be able to make a small contribution towards the running of the initiative."

The centre, which was established in 1970, organises tours, nature trails and field trips to the north bank of the Tees estuary, including the 350-hectare National Nature Reserve which incorporates North Gare, Seaton Common and Seal Sands.