Staff raise £15,000 to help city’s homeless

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Staff from Sheffield-based phone and broadband provider Plusnet have presented more than £15,000 to city-based young people’s homeless charity Roundabout following a year of fundraising.

The Pinfold Street firm’s charity committee organised a number of events over the course of the last 12 months including an abseil from their 110ft building, a triathlon, The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon and a Dragon Boat Race.

Plusnet staff have also helped by decorating properties, sharing skills of PR and Microsoft Office, and donating computers and free broadband for use at the charity’s newly refurbished hostel, to allow tenants the chance to realise the benefits of the internet and help use online tools to get their lives back on track.

Plusnet chief executive officer Andy Baker said: “We are very proud to have supported Roundabout over the last year in its excellent work in the community.

“The Plusnet workforce is of a similar age profile to many of the individuals helped by Roundabout and this has really struck a chord with us.”

Amy Casbolt from Roundabout said: “We are overwhelmed - Plusnet’s support has made a big impact, and has been huge amounts of fun.”