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Power staff get sporty for Sport Relief

From scoring goals to whipping up a sponge, power workers in Ipswich have been busy piling up the pounds for Sport Relief.

From Press releases - 21 March 2014 12:00 AM

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From scoring goals to whipping up a sponge, power workers in Ipswich have been busy piling up the pounds for Sport Relief.

Staff at UK Power Networks in Fore Hamlet, Ipswich have been taking on the charity challenge and have raised more than £600.

Kicking off the fundraising was a five-a-side football competition held at Goals on the Suffolk College Campus last night (Thursday).

Four teams took part, with team Man Power emerging as the victorious cup-holders after a hard fought battle. Each player put in £10 which will all go to Sport Relief.

Jamie Brittain, a customer services advisor who was part of the winning team said:
“It was a really good game and a great way to get to know other people in the company.

“The atmosphere was really good as there were lots of people watching.”

Throughout the day on Friday, collections were taking place for a dress-down day with a competition for the sportiest dressed male and female.

Cake bakers had also been hard at work, selling their wares to colleagues to help raise as much cash as possible.

UK Power Networks is responsible for distributing electricity to the doors of about eight million customers in East Anglia, London and the South East, through its vast network of underground cables, overhead power lines and substations.

Its 5,000 employees are always encouraged to help the communities within which they live and work and take part in many charity events throughout the year.

In Ipswich last year, staff raised thousands of pounds for both local charities such as St Elizabeth Hospice and national charities such as Children in Need and Comic Relief.

Louise Hetherington, business support administrator, who heads up a staff committee which organises many of the charity events at the Fore Hamlet office said:
“It’s great to see so many staff getting involved to raise money for charities which help so many people.”