Steve Coe has made a big impression in his new job – after lowering himself from the top of a Sheffield building.
As the new kid on the block, the project manager thought it was important to show willing, which is why, after just two weeks with Plusnet, he found himself abseiling 35metres to support its nominated charity.
After abseiling down The Balance building on Pinfold Street in the city centre, the 40-year-old said: “It was terrifying.”
Steve was one of more than 50 brave souls, from the home phone and broadband company, who took on the charity abseil to raise funds for Roundabout – a Sheffield charity that supports homeless young people in the city.
They were joined by staff from legal firm Hill Dickinson, also based in The Balance and which also chose Roundabout as its charity of the year.
Steve said: “The scariest moment is definitely stepping over the edge.
“I just made sure I didn’t look down until my feet hit the ground.”
The event raised more than £3,000 for Roundabout.
Amy Casbolt, fundraising coordinator for Roundabout, said: “We’re grateful to whoever twisted arms and convinced the people of Plusnet to do this for us.
“We have a youth hostel we’re currently turning 25 people a week away from due to lack of room and our funding is getting cut right now, just like everybody else.
Mark Dundon, of Plusnet, said: “It’s important to know we’re making a difference to a worthy charity.”