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UK Power Networks employees raise £40k in charity walk

Over 300 UK Power Networks employees completed a 20-mile charity walk across London, raising £40,000 for the Duke of Edinburgh Award

More than 300 employees of UK Power Networks participated in a 20-mile charity walk, the Royal Ramble, on 24th May, raising £40,000 for the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award.

The walk started at Richmond Park in west London and concluded at Potters Field Park by Tower Bridge.

Teams of up to seven people took part in the event, with many using the company’s “donate-a-day” scheme, which allows employees to volunteer while being paid.

The fastest participants completed the walk in under eight hours.

The DofE charity provided fitness training notes and fundraising advice, while food and drink were available at various checkpoints along the route.

The funds raised will support the DofE Award, which helps young people develop skills for their future.

Alex McDowell, DofE Director of Fundraising said: “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.”

UK Power Networks Head of Powercare Mark Simmons commented: “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.”

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