27 June 2024
Corporate News

2,600 kids try a triathlon at Tata Kids of Steel events

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June has been a busy month in Tata Steel UK’s community calendar, with Kids of Steel events in Shotton, earlier in the month, and Corby this week.  

The long-running Kids of Steel events aim to incorporate exercise and positive mental health through a mini-triathlon taster for young children in the local community.  

Since the inception of the programme, over 50,000 children across the UK have taken part to swim, bike and run in this now beloved tradition among steel communities.

Both events this year were hugely popular and blessed with good weather, which translated into high spirits for the children competing, as well as the army of volunteers around the course.  

Tata Steel UK’s CEO Rajesh Nair and Corby Works Manager Gary Blackman were both at the Corby event.  

Rajesh said: “This is the first Kids of Steel event I have been to and I cannot believe how great it is. To see the excitement of the kids is so important for us – it’s our ethos as Tata Steel to play a positive role in the community, and this is a great example of that.”

Speaking about the success of the Kids of Steel programme, Public Affairs and Community Officer Amelia Quelch said: “It is an honour for the business to be able to support these events, as it brings together all aspects of the local community, including schools, councils and charities.

“A big thank you to the Brownlee Foundation, who are instrumental in ensuring the day runs smoothly and for giving more than 2,600 children a chance to experience how fun a triathlon can be.

“Also, a massive thank you to everyone that came to volunteer – we simply could not run such successful events without your time and efforts.  

“We already can’t wait to return next year.”

Kids of Steel Shotton

About Tata Steel UK

  • The Tata Steel Group has been named one of the most ethical companies in the world, and is among the top producing global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes. 
  • Tata Steel in the UK has the ambition to produce net-zero steel by 2045 at the latest, and to have reduced 30% of its CO2 emissions by 2030. 
  • Tata Steel is the largest steelmaker in the UK with primary steelmaking at Port Talbot in South Wales supporting manufacturing and distribution operations at sites across Wales, England and Northern Ireland as well as Norway, Sweden, France and Germany. It also benefits from a network of international sales offices around the world.
  • Tata Steel employs more than 8,000 people and has an annual crude steel capacity of 5 million tonnes, supplying high-quality steel products to demanding markets, including construction and infrastructure, automotive, packaging and engineering. 
  • Tata Steel Group is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and a commercial presence across the world. 

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