Leeds toddler gets digger day out with Yorkshire Water

Young Yorkshire Water customer posing in front of sign for Normanton site
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A young girl from Leeds was recently invited on a dream day out to Yorkshire Water’s Normanton Operations and Supply Chain Distribution Centre.

Rebecca Sharp contacted the water company on social media with a photo of her three-year-old daughter, Penelope, who was mesmerised by Yorkshire Water’s contractors, Morrison Water Services, carrying out roadworks on her street.

At the Yorkshire Water site Penelope got her own branded PPE, a goody bag, and to see the company’s diggers up close.

Of the trip, Penelope said: "I sat in a real digger and pressed the horn, it was really exciting! I'll be a girl digger driver when I grow up!"

Penelope’s mother, Rebecca, said: "Penelope is obsessed with all things vehicular, especially commercial vehicles and construction, so it was an absolute treat to be invited to Yorkshire Water’s Normanton site for her to check out a real-life digger. They made such a big fuss of her and she had the time of her life! I hope she continues pursuing this passion as she grows up!"

Rebecca posted on social media about the day: 

Kerry Barton, head of customer service at Morrison Water Services, said: “After seeing the picture of how excited Penelope was watching our team fixing a water leak near her house with the mini digger, I couldn’t resist taking the opportunity to welcome her to our Normanton site to see the diggers up close. It was a pleasure to meet her and I hope her enthusiasm for driving diggers continues, we at MWS would certainly welcome her to be part of our Operational Team in the future!”