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Sports award creates a splash!

A Cambridgeshire community pool where village youngsters learn to swim will be more energy efficient thanks to a donation from UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 14 January 2019 12:00 AM

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The pool in Hauxton, which is run by volunteers, has been awarded a £250 Team Sport Award by the company, which delivers electricity to more than eight million customers across the East of England, London and the South East.

The award was made through Nigel Coatsworth who works for the UKs largest electricity distributor and lives in the village.

Nigel said everyone was “delighted” that the money will help with environmental and energy efficiencies as there had been some problems recently and the outdoor pool costs £700 a year to heat.

Nigel, who works in Bury St Edmunds as the head of procurement compliance and Alliance shared services, said of the award: “It’s an excellent scheme, I like the fact that all members of staff can ask for help with small local projects.”

The pool was originally bought for £1 in 1976 and can be used by all members of the community during the summer.

The Team Sport Award scheme is run by UK Power Networks to encourage staff to volunteer in the community and is aimed at promoting healthy living, teamwork and development of sporting opportunities. Hundreds of community and sport groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year £18,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks’ staff.
The Alliance was launched in 2015, and sees UK Power Networks working with four key contractors to deliver a £1billion infrastructure programme over 12 years.