West Yorkshire based energy efficiency firm, YES Energy Solutions have raised over £500 for Renewable World by running a 5K dressed as penguins.
The Halifax penguin athletes completed the Big Fun Run challenge at the Rother Valley Country Park last Sunday. The money raised will support our critical work in providing remote communities in Kenya, Nepal, Nicaragua and Bangladesh with access to clean, sustainable energy.
The team smashed their £500 fundraising target two days before the race, giving the penguins the motivation they needed to waddle over the finish line. Collectively, the team completed the 5K in less than 35 minutes, coming ahead of hundreds of competitors including a team of pixies and an elf!
Alex Krzesinski, who heads up YES Energy Solutions’ marketing team, came up with the penguin run concept. He explained: “We were keen to do a charity fundraiser but wanted to do something fun and original. Our company mascot is a penguin so it seemed like the obvious choice for a fancy dress costume. I’m so pleased everyone was up for it and got behind the team. We’ve raised over £500 for a great cause which will help reduce poverty through renewable energy – something we are proud to support.”
YES Energy Solutions is a community interest company committed to helping people cut their carbon footprint through heating, renewable energy and home insulation improvements. The company’s social mission is to reduce CO2 and alleviate fuel poverty. The penguin run has helped raise awareness of the benefits of renewable energy whist allowing Renewable World to support some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
Thank you to the team for all their hard work training and fundraising, and to all who have supported them so far. There is still time to sponsor the team here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/yes-energy-solutions-2016
For more information about YES Energy Solutions visit: http://www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk/