Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributer for the north of England, threw its weight behind Huddersfield Town AFC’s Town Foundation on Friday, 9 June 2017 by sponsoring the 2017 It’s A Knockout event.
Hosted by television’s Keith Chegwin, six corporate teams from businesses around Yorkshire made their way to Huddersfield Town’s PPG Canalside complex for day of competitive fun involving inflatables, assault courses and a lot of water.
NGN is currently investing £2.5 million to upgrade ageing metal gas mains with new, more durable plastic pipes on Leeds Road in Huddersfield.
The essential works, which will be completed in June 2018, are registered as a Considerate Constructors Scheme project, and as part of the Scheme’s pledges, NGN find ways of supporting the local community in which work is taking place.
The Town Foundation is a charity which aims to improve the quality of life for young people across Huddersfield and West Yorkshire, through days out and projects built around learning and healthy lifestyles.
Customer Care Officer Natalie Beal got in touch with the Town Foundation and arranged sponsorship of the It’s A Knockout event, and for NGN to enter a team of 10, all who live in and around the local area, to take part in the fun.
Natalie said: “At NGN, we fully appreciate the impact our works can have on customers and their communities.
“We work really hard to ensure we give something back where our works are taking place, and by sponsoring the Town Foundation’s It’s A Knockout, we wanted to make a small difference to the lives of people here in Huddersfield.
“It’s was a great day, our team were thoroughly soaked, but we’ve had a lot of fun.”