Getting competitive for Children in Need

Utilitywise v's EE tug of war.
Utilitywise v's EE tug of war.

Staff at a business park kicked off a series of charity events by getting into the competitive spirit.

Workers at Cobalt Park took part in a sponsored tug of war to raise money for Children in Need last Friday.

Utilitywise v's EE tug of war adjudicated by Chris Hartley and Pudsey.

Utilitywise v's EE tug of war adjudicated by Chris Hartley and Pudsey.

And for those who did not take part, there were pyjama parties and cake sales as the park looks to raise more than £10,000.

Cobalt Fitness HQ bootcamps, run by Nucas Bootcamps, oversaw the tug of war between EE and Utilitywise.

Chris Harley, owner of Nucas Bootcamps, said: “With Cobalt being the home of our camps I’m happy to give up my time to support CIN. Everyone here is always up for a laugh so I thought a tug of war would be an fun way for people to show their support.”

Amy Carroll, communications and events manager at Cobalt Park, said: “We always support the Children in Need appeal, but it’s the best when Pudsey comes to visit.

Utilitywise staff with Pudsey in fancy dress ready for a tug of war.

Utilitywise staff with Pudsey in fancy dress ready for a tug of war.

“It’s something fun and for a good cause that can include everyone at Cobalt, having over 14,000 staff on site whom are super keen to join forces and get involved in charity events allows us to organise brilliant perks like Pudsey attending their fundraising parties.”

“A Pudsey hug is very popular, Children in Need really brings everyone together, is great fun, rewarding and motivational for staff working at Cobalt to be part of.”