Kettering play equipment firm has fun backing Sport Relief

Wicksteed Playscapes staff dressed down for Sport Relief
Wicksteed Playscapes staff dressed down for Sport Relief

The staff of a firm which makes sports and play equipment had fun themselves while supporting Sport Relief.

Employees of Wicksteed Playscapes were able to donate £1 to allow them to wear sports kit to work for the day.

All sorts of fun sports events took place, too, at the firm’s base in Kettering. These included a putting competition in the accounts office, with two teabags marking the teeing off spot and a small plastic tree representing woods.

Wicksteed’s latest range of outdoor fitness equipment, the Fitness Legacy Zone, has just been launched so some of the team were also seen supporting Sport Relief by flexing their muscles on these units.

Wicksteed was set up by the inventor and businessman Charles Wicksteed, of Wicksteed Park fame, in 1918 and now has a staff of 140 and an annual turnover of £20m.

The firm manufactures and installs playground equipment in public parks and schools throughout the UK and all around the world.

It launched the Fitness Legacy Zone range of outdoor gym equipment after consultations with health and fitness academics.