Power workers take fundraising in their stride

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A team of Essex electricity workers completed a ten-mile coastal walk between Southend and Benfleet to raise more than £1,050 for a local charity.

Volunteers from UK Power Networks were raising funds for the Carli Lansley Foundation.

More than 20 staff got involved through Donate a Day, UK Power Networks’ volunteer scheme, which gives employees two paid days leave each year to work on voluntary projects in their local community.

The Carli Lansley Foundation is a memorial fund which helps provide free cardiac screenings for people aged 14-35 in the Southend area.

Colin Campbell, a field staff supervisor based in Purfleet, said: “It was great to be able to do a charity walk again after missing it for a couple of years during COVID. We took a mostly coastal route to avoid walking on roads and there were more than 20 of us taking part.

Karl Lansley, founder of the charity, said: “I am always overwhelmed and humbled by the incredible support we receive from so many people, groups and organisations.

“After a couple of very quiet years when our charity, like so many people, was affected by the lockdowns and restrictions it is fantastic to see so many fundraising events again being held.”


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