Kelda colleagues, friends and family raise another £5,000 for WaterAid

108 colleagues from across Kelda Group (parent company of Yorkshire Water) ran 10km to raise money for WaterAid on Sunday (25 September).

The 10km run is now an annual event in the Kelda calendar and was set up 4 years ago to raise money for WaterAid, which celebrated its 35th birthday in July.

Since its launch in 1981, WaterAid has become a prestigious independent charity that aims to improve access to safe water and sanitation across the world. Colleagues, partners and customers of Yorkshire Water have helped raised more than £5million over the 35 years the company has supported the international charity.

Each year, the run takes places at one of our beautiful reservoir sites and this year was no exception. The colleagues, contractors, friends and family completed the 10km course round Scammonden Reservoir in Huddersfield.

After recently undergoing major improvements, this reservoir is now considered as one of Yorkshire Water’s most popular. The well surfaced paths provide a pleasant place for a walk, or run, however there are some steep inclines to be aware of during the route. There are beautiful views to be had over Scammonden valley and the route takes in woodlands and rough pastures.

The winner of the men’s race was Simon Wright in a time of 34.59 minutes and Rebecca Helm won the ladies race in 45.58 minutes.

Race organiser Sarah Wardman said: “We were delighted with the number of entrants we received and we raised £5,500 from this race alone. I must thank our volunteers who made the race possible. More than 650 million people in the world live without safe water, which proves just how vital WaterAid is. Our colleagues, partner organisations, friends and family are always keen to get involved to support WaterAid however we can.”
You can find out more about our work with WaterAid here.