Powerday goes the distance for Children in Need

Powerday, the leading, family-owned waste management and recycling business, will cover hundreds of kilometres on foot and bike with the grand finale taking place on 13 November to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

Head of Finance, Tommy Leigh, will single-handedly take on 100km by foot along with our Business Development Manager, Eamon Davitt doing the same distance but cycling. Waiting for them in the office will be the rest of the Powerday team who are aiming to double the distance between all their combined individual efforts by Friday.

In addition, Powerday has collaborated with one of the largest family-owned construction businesses in the UK, Ardmore Group, to decorate a skip in honour of Children in Need mascot, Pudsey. The exclusive skip will be situated at the company’s Old War Office site in Westminster, London. All revenue generated from the skip will be donated to Children in Need, with additional donations made to the charity by both companies.

Bernard Byrne, Director at Ardmore Group, commented: “Children in Need does a fantastic job raising money for disadvantaged children around the UK and this year it is even more important for us all to come together and support such a fantastic cause. We’re proud to be partnering with Powerday and giving the Pudsey skip a home at our The Old War Office site.”


Edward Crossan, Vice Chairman of Powerday, added: “We can’t quite believe Tommy has volunteered to run more than two marathons in one session and I’m so proud that the rest of the Powerday team are really coming together to support him in this challenge, from our Joint MD, Liam Kearney cycling 106km over the weekend to our Health and Safety Manager, Shaun Howard running 20km. Everyone’s really doing their part. Ardmore is a loyal client of ours and we’re delighted to work with them in a fun way to raise money for a very worthy charity.”


For more information on Powerday’s efforts to support Children in Need 2020 and to make a donation, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Powerday-ChildrenInNeed