Colleagues from Wales & West Utilities are celebrating after raising £65,000 for worthwhile charities – with over £22,000 provided in match-funding from their kind-hearted employer.
The money, which was raised throughout last year, has involved colleagues participating in various events, from running marathons, skydiving from 10,000 feet and hosting darts nights. The money has been raised by 96 staff who have worked tirelessly to carry out charitable fundraising efforts in a bid to raise vital funds for charities close to their own hearts.
Charities to benefit from the fundraising include Velindre Cancer Support, Mind, Ty Hafan, Diabetes UK, St David’s Hospice Care and the Ayla Mae – Three Steps Forward charity, amongst others.
Ed Carrington, a Network Services Technician at Wales & West Utilities and part of the team that maintain the control systems of the gas network in south west England, said:
“I raised money for Bristol Children’s Hospital in memory of my sister. The hospital does such an important job keeping poorly children and their families comfortable during difficult times. I’ve raised £1,500 so far and it’s great that Wales & West Utilities could support me.
“Knowing first-hand what a fantastic job the team at the hospital do made all the blisters worthwhile!”
Wales & West Utilities People & Engagement Director, Sarah Hopkins, said:
“This last year has been our most successful year for match-funding our colleagues fundraising efforts. We are committed to supporting the charitable work of our team and they are all doing a fantastic job in raising money to help a host of charities across the country that are obviously so close to our colleagues hearts.
“Our match-funding contribution seeks to make the money raised go further and we hope that 2017 will be an even bigger and better year!”
Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night.Follow