Family-owned waste management and recycling company Powerday teamed up with house builders Hill Group to support this year’s Children in Need appeal, collectively raising more than £16,000 for the charity.

Powerday and Hill Group reveal Pudsey skip

The teams at Hill Group and Powerday worked hard to decorate a 16-yard skip in Children in Need colours, with Pudsey himself taking centre stage. The exclusive skip was delivered to the Lampton Parkside housing development in Hounslow, west London. All proceeds from the skip will be donated to Children in Need. Hill Group has also pledged to donate an additional £10,000 to the BBC’s charity, with Powerday adding a further £5,000.

Taking on the 1,000km challenge

In addition to its exclusive Children in Need skip, Powerday’s team also raised more than £1,000 for the charity. Collectively staff from the company’s six sites across the capital have cycled, ran or walked in excess of 1,000km – led by the company’s Joint Managing Director, Liam Kearney, who covered an incredible 125km on two wheels.

Children in Need is one of the country’s most recognisable charities. Its mission is to ensure every child in the UK is safe, happy, secure and has the opportunities they need to reach their potential. It raises money throughout the year and during its annual November appeal, which is put to work where it’s needed most.

Tara Crossan, Client Relations Lead at Powerday, said: “Children in Need does such an incredible job raising funds to support children across the UK. We are proud of all our team who have taken part in the Powerday 1,000km challenge this week and are thankful to Hill Group for their generous donation which has helped us raise over £16,000. Our fundraising will help assist 2,500 local charities and projects, which directly support children and young people in communities right across the country.”

Andy Hill, Group Chief Executive at Hill Group, added: “Supporting communities is one of our most important values at Hill. Working on this fundraiser with Powerday has been a rewarding experience and we look forward to continuing our support for Children in Need, whose valuable work helps improve the lives of young people living in the UK.”

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