Local Business Opus Energy Sponsors Two Employees To Run New York
on: October 6, 2009, 8:51 am
Author: Opus Energy
employees of a Northampton based business, Opus Energy, a leading
independent supplier of electricity to UK businesses, are aiming
to raise £3000 for a local charity by running the New York
Marathon on Sunday 1st November. Their challenge will form part
of a wider pledge by Opus Energy to raise £10,000 for the
Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
Robinson, a Credit Controller and Tanya Matchett, Credit Control
Team Leader for Opus Energy are both novice runners and have never
run competitively before.
pair will be the 7th and 8th employees from Opus Energy to enter
the New York marathon as part of an initiative that the company
began in 2007. Each year, Opus Energy pays travel costs, hotels,
and entry fees for the chosen employees, encouraging them to achieve
a challenging personal goal, as well as raise funds for an important
is preparing for the marathon by running four miles a day, three
times a week, with a longer run at weekends. He achieved 14 miles
last weekend and is increasing this distance gradually each week.
said, “I’ve watched colleagues return from running
the New York marathon for the last two years and talk about what
an amazing experience they’ve had. I turned 40 this year
and haven’t really pushed myself physically yet, so I wanted
to take up the challenge. It’s a great opportunity to raise
funds for a good cause and get fit in the process.”
has been hitting the gym and using a number of training strategies
to prepare for the run.
said, “I’m a complete beginner – when I started
I couldn’t even run to the end of my street! So I’ve
had to go back to basics and learn a correct running technique
with training sessions at the gym. Now I think I’ve caught
the running bug – I’ve signed up for more running
events, including another marathon next year. I really wanted
to help Opus Energy achieve its targets for the Cynthia Spencer
Hospice as it’s a great local cause.”
Charlie Crossley Cooke, MD and
founder of Opus Energy said:
is the third year we have offered Opus Energy employees the opportunity
to complete the New York Marathon. It’s a great way to support
and raise money for a local charity. We are one hundred percent
behind Neil and Tanya and wish them both the best of luck.”
part of its commitment to support the local community, Opus Energy
also recently announced its sponsorship of one of Britain’s
most promising young hopes for the London 2012 Olympics, Northamptonshire-based
gymnast Daniel Keatings.
For more information on Opus Energy’s pledge to the Cynthia
Spencer Hospice, and Opus Energy’s sponsorship of Daniel
Keatings, please visit www.opusenergychallenge.com.
Opus Energy is a leading independent supplier of electricity to
UK businesses. With offices in Northampton and Oxford, Opus Energy
employs over 230 people.
Energy supplies over 50,000 UK business sites across all sectors.
Large customers include: Stagecoach, Thorntons, Farmfoods, FirstGroup,
and John Lewis.
Energy’s management team has a 50 per cent stake in the
business, while International Power Plc (LSE:IPR.L) holds 30 per
cent and Telecom Plus Plc (LSE: TEP.L ) has 20 per cent.
further information about Opus Energy, please see www.opusenergy.com
Opus Energy Ltd
285 Banbury Road
Georgina Ruttle / Leo Wood
T. 0207 269 7255 / 7137