CHARITY and community groups on Teesside have benefited from a £2,100 windfall from one of the area's industrial oil refineries.

The money comes as a result of an injury-free overhaul at the Petroplus-owned Teesside Oil Refinery at North Tees.

The organisations to benefit were nominated by Petroplus employees and contractors and the winners were the 1st and 2nd Saltburn Guide Company, the Butterwick Hospice, in Stockton, the neo-natal unit at the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, Stead Memorial Hospital, Redcar, the neurological department at West Lane Hospital, Middlesbrough, Golden Flatts Community Action Trust, Hartlepool, and the Rehab UK Brain Injury Centre, Newcastle.

The 20 guides belonging to the Saltburn unit were delighted to receive the money, which will be put towards the cost of camp equipment.

Guide leader Joyce Foster said: "We are very grateful to Petroplus for this wonderful donation. It will play a big part in helping us to enjoy our summer camps."

Chris Platt, Petroplus overhauls and safety health and environment manager, said: "Safety is our top priority and the efforts of everyone involved in making the shutdown safe and successful have really paid off."