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Trike booms for Sport Relief

Last Friday, two volunteers from npower’s Limewood office in Leeds showed their support for Sport Relief 2016, holding a bucket collection with a difference by enlisting the help of ’Lottie’ – a spectacular Boom trike, to help raise over £107 for the charity.

Lindsey Barkham and Ellen Boon from Leeds, approached local bike company, Yorkshire Trike Tours who in turn agreed to lend their mighty Boom Trike, complete with driver Jason Richards, free of charge for the fundraising event located at nearby Owlcotes Shopping Centre. 

Generous members of the public were fascinated by the three-wheeler machine, with many adults and children sitting and posing for photos and selfies in return for a donation to Sport Relief.

Owner, Jason Richards, spent much of his time talking to the shoppers about the technical details of his trike which he affectionately called ‘Lottie’ after his teenage daughter Charlotte.

Lindsey Barkham, a senior administrator in the Energy Services team at npower’s Limewood office, explains the reasoning behind her fundraising idea: “We wanted to think of something to do to help raise money for Sport Relief which was out of the ordinary and different from other events held at work.

“Whilst trawling the internet for local inspiration, I discovered Yorkshire Trike Tours based just a few miles away from our office.  I loved the look of the three-seater trike and wondered how we could use this to raise money for such a great cause.  Even though it is not for sport per se, it is for outdoor activities and being unique, unusual and highly visual, we thought it would grab the attention of the public – and it certainly did!”

The Sport Relief volunteering is part of npower’s policy to empower its employees to choose their volunteering, charity and fundraising causes – offering its people the chance to lead on the relationships they build in their communities.

Comic Relief through its Red Nose Day and Sport Relief Campaigns have raised over £1 Billion. Half of all the money the public raises is spent by Comic Relief right here at home in the UK, with the other half used to make a difference in the world’s poorest communities. For more information, please visit: www.sportrelief.com.