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Vital funds delivered by power workers

Staff from the country’s biggest electricity distributor UK Power Networks have completed a year of fundraising for a range of causes.

From Press releases - 28 December 2017 12:00 AM

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In total UK Power Networks staff have raised around £70,000 for a number of different charities, with team members also encouraged to undertake volunteering projects.

The charity events for the year culminated in a Christmas Jumper day in aid of Age UK across all of UK Power Networks main offices including London, Crawley, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

Alex Sturge, head of communication and engagement at UK Power Networks, said: “Our staff are passionate about a huge array of charities and we always get a great response to any fundraising days or volunteering projects that are set up.

“There are too many individuals to mention, but we know a significant number of people really drive forward our fundraising at our sites across the country and for us to reach a combined tally of about £70,000 demonstrates how much staff here care about a range of causes.”

The year’s charity highlights included more than 100 UK Power Networks staff taking part in a trek for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), the Ahoy Rowing event in London for the Ahoy Centre and a Palace to Palace bike ride in support of the Prince’s Trust.

UK Power Networks delivers power to more than eight million homes and businesses across the East of England, the South East and across London. If residents ever have a power cut they can call the company for free on 105, and engineers will fix it.

Anyone who would feel vulnerable during a power cut, can also sign up to a Priority Services Register to receive free extra help at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk