npower's No Power Hour Roadshow kicked off by Kevin Keegan
Released on: August 26, 2011, 4:56 pm
npower's nationwide tour of its No Power Hour road show was
kicked off at Sunderland's Seaburn Recreation Park. The family
football fun day was hosted by former England manager and North East
legend, Kevin Keegan.
npower has joined forces with Keegan to blow the whistle on plugged-in power, and
score a giant goal throughout Sunderland, by asking the city's families to come
together and spend just one hour doing something fun that doesn’t involve
Kevin Keegan was at the event to host an exclusive family workshop demonstrating the
many ways families can switch off, get active, and spend some quality time together
outside, whilst saving energy at the same time.
Kevin Keegan, ambassador for npower's No Power Hour, said: "When I was young I
spent most of my time outside practising the skills that have helped me to get where
I am today. For me, it helped me develop both my football and athletic ability, as
well as my people skills. I appreciate that it was a different era but spending more
time outside being active seems to me something that would benefit everyone as well
as reduce the carbon footprint.
"npower's No Power Hour is a great way to encourage both the parents and children
of Sunderland to pledge to spend an hour without power. I look forward to being a
part of some of the games that npower will put on for everyone to enjoy. The games
can be played in the smallest or largest of spaces. Above all else it is about
having fun as a family outside."
Children and their parents joined in Kevin's master class where he showed families
some exciting footy skills that they can practice together in back gardens, on
playing fields, at the beach, the sports centre, the park and even in the living
room - if mum will allow - using no power whatsoever.
npower teams were also on hand to put the kids through their paces throughout the
day in specially designed football work-outs while one lucky parent had the
opportunity to earn eternal bragging rights amongst their family and friends by
taking on Keegan in a game of table football.
Clare McDougall, npower’s Head of Education and Community, said: "Football is one
of our nation's most popular sports and is a fantastic tool for bringing families
together, so what better way to encourage kids (and their parents!) to unplug their
games consoles and get outdoors for some power-free fun than the npower No Power
Hour football road show.
"The message we want to get across is simple. Switch off for just an hour each day
and you'll have fun and do your bit for the planet at the same time. Planet one,
climate change zero."
To find out how to get involved and for a chance to win the ultimate No Power Hour
with Kevin Keegan, interested parties can enter npower’s competition online.
Entrants simply have to take a photo to show how they spent their very own Hour
without Power, and send it to npower via the online form. Full terms and conditions
can be found at www.npower.com/nph/index.htm.
- ENDS -
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accounts across the UK.
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serving over 238,000 small to medium sized enterprise sites and around 17,000
industrial and commercial customers
npower specialises in risk management solutions, including market-leading flexible
energy purchasing, energy efficiency, and broader energy management functions,
tailored to every size of business.
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