UK Power Networks staff raise £48,500 in ‘Royal Ramble’ initiative

UK Power Networks staff raise £40,000 in 'Royal Ramble' initiative

Over 300 UK Power Networks employees have raised a total of £48,500 for The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) charity by virtue of their participation in a 20-mile ‘Royal Ramble’ charity walk across London.

The walk, which took place on 24 May, saw teams of up to seven people walking from Richmond Park in West London over to Potters Field Park by the iconic Tower Bridge. Many of the day’s participants used UK Power Networks’ ‘Donate a Day’ scheme, which allows employees to give something back to charity by being paid to do volunteer work twice a year. The first walkers ‘home’ completed the trek in less than eight hours.

The money raised will go to the DofE Award charity that helps young people gain skills for their future.

Mark Simmons, Head of Powercare at UK Power Networks, says, “It’s really important for me to support charities such as the DofE, as they provide young people from all types of backgrounds fantastic opportunities to develop new skills, grow in confidence and reach their full potential, which ultimately benefits our society.

“Aside from the finish line and raising money for a great cause, the day presents a great opportunity for team building with my team, and also colleagues from across the wider business. Initiatives like Donate a Day are a great way for employees to get together to support charities and local causes, but also for the company to give something back to the communities that we work in daily.”

Alex McDowell, DofE Director of Fundraising, adds, “We are delighted that UK Power Networks staff have taken on this incredible challenge to support the DofE charity. The money raised will help us reach even more young people with a life-changing DofE programme, enabling them to build the skills and confidence to take on today’s toughest challenges.

“UK Power Networks has been a dedicated supporter of the DofE since 2016, enabling 1,600 young people to access the Award. Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Royal Ramble.”

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