Utilita energy hub in Sheffield raises money for charity Roundabout
Staff from the new Utilita Energy Hub in Sheffield have raised £400 taking part in Roundabout’s 5k Challenge. To push themselves to the limit, the team completed the challenge whilst carrying 55kg barbell stretchers – 30kg on one side, 25kg on the other – to raise valuable funds for the youth housing charity.
Utilita – the only energy company created to help households use less energy – opened the Energy Hub in Sheffield on June 1, as part of its ongoing drive to offer customers a face-to-face experience, to help local collectively save almost £43m on their energy bills.
Alison Dyson, hub manager of Sheffield, said: “It was great to try something different, difficult but so much fun. All the team took part we were spurred on by our remaining energy experts in the hub. Taylor Cotterhill and Faye Wilby were there when we were feeling the pace and we could not have done it without them. It is and always will be a team effort in the Sheffield Hub.”
Helen Mower, fundraising and communications manager at Roundabout, said “We were blown away by the way the Utilita team took 5k May to the next level! This was certainly a 5K with a difference, and not for the faint hearted.
"Their support will make such a difference to some of the most vulnerable young people in our area who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, and we are incredibly grateful to all the team for taking on this challenge.”