Disability charity, United Response, has received a generous donation of £1,000 from its energy broker, Utility Aid.

United Response is a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs.

Giles Hankinson, CEO of Utility Aid, donated the cheque on 29th September at the charity’s head office in Wimbledon – a fantastic example of business and charities working together to enhance people’s lives.

Tim Cooper receiving a giant cheque from Giles Hankinson

The donation was inspired by United Response CEO, Tim Cooper, completing the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100, cycling 100 miles through the streets of the capital in aid of the charity.

The cheque from Utility Aid has brought Tim’s grand total of fundraising over £3,000.

Tim commented:

“Fundraising enables us to make a difference to people’s lives that couldn’t be delivered with statutory funding. Projects such as our award-winning accessible newspaper, Easy News, for example, rely on fundraised money and its things like this which enable the people we support to really live their lives to the fullest and be active members of their community.

“We are extremely grateful to Utility Aid for their kind donation, which we know will make a huge difference to the lives of the people we support.”

Utility Aid is the largest ethical energy broker in the UK and has gained an excellent reputation in the not-for-profit sector by helping charities purchase energy in the most cost-effective way. 

Giles said:

“Utility Aid has longstanding relationships with many charities across the country, we have witnessed time and again the remarkable work of the teams helping those who need it most. We are delighted to make this donation as United Response carries out incredible work, supporting people with disabilities day-to-day.