Upside Energy, Christie supporters

Upside Energy is a cloud-based energy management company based in Manchester.

The team at Upside Energy voted to decide on a charity they wanted to support during lockdown. Before all the votes were counted, it was clear The Christie charity came out as the favourite.

To support The Christie during the COVID-19 lockdown, the team decided to hold an online exercise relay event. They planned a 24-hour event where every team member took a shift running, walking, cycling or lifting.

The only rule was that each team member couldn’t stop working out until they passed the torch to the next team member.

It took an amazing team effort but everyone at Upside Energy completed their leg of the exercise relay. A special thanks goes to the team members who completed the night shifts in the rain!

Upside Energy’s original target was to reach 1,440 minutes, working out as exactly 24 hours. But in the end, the team managed over 3,000 minutes of exercise.

“It was clear that a lot of our Upsiders have been or are personally affected by the work [The Christie do in one way or another. The Christie is a local charity to us and clearly has a very important part to play in the community and beyond.
“We couldn’t have been happier to help raise money for such an important cause that provides so much support and has such a large impact, especially during such difficult and unpredictable times. We had so much fun completing the challenge and hope we inspired others to create their own fundraising event!”

- Upside Energy

Are you interested in finding out more about how your company can support The Christie? Contact the corporate fundraising team by calling 0161 446 3988 or emailing