Workers work up a sweat for children in need

CHARITY events for Children in Need kicked off in style at the UK’s largest office park, in North Tyneside, on Friday 13th November.

Workers at Cobalt Park held pyjama parties, cakes sales and a sponsored tug of war in aid of the charity. Cobalt as a whole hopes in total to raise over £10,000 to help ensure that every child in the UK has a childhood which is safe, happy and secure.

Employees welcomed Pudsey this November to help change lives of children and young people in the region by supporting the BCC’s Children in Need (CiN) appeal when they are again asking the nation to Be a Hero and raise money for a good cause. Pudsey visitied the floors of busy worker on the park throughout the day and managed to collect over £500 in one day from the generous staff at the park.

Cobalt Fitness HQ bootcamps run by Nucas Bootcamps got behind the event on Friday by organising a big sponsored tug of war between a brave EE team who attended the event at Utilitywise to take on their tug team including a Mutant Ninja Turtle, Nun, Tweeti Pie, Wonder Woman and a Hippy. Chris Harley, Owner of Nucas Bootcamps invited all those in attendance including Pudsey to take part in the warm up for the event and Pudsey then helped adjudicate, with Utilitywise taking the Cobalt Park tug of war champions title for 2015.

Chris Harley, Owner of Nucas Bootcamps who operate at Cobalt Fitness HQ added “With Cobalt being the home of our camps I’m happy to give up my time to support CIN and the events the events the team organise, everyone here is always up for a laugh so I thought a tug of war would be an fun way for people to show their support”

Amy Carroll, communications and events manager at Cobalt Park, said: “We always support the Children in Need appeal, but it’s the best when Pudsey comes to visit”

“It’s something fun and for a good cause that can include everyone at Cobalt, having over 14,000 staff on site whom are super keen to join forces and get involved in charity events allows us to organise brilliant perks like Pudsey attending their fundraising parties.”

“A Pudsey hug is very popular, Children in Need really brings everyone together, is great fun, rewarding and motivational for staff working at Cobalt to be part of.”

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