Breast Cancer Now charity partnership

Our partnership with Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, is helping raise awareness and vital funding for the fight against breast cancer. 

  

Watch video: Breast Cancer Now Celebration Event

Watch the video from our Breast Cancer Now charity partnership celebration event

Over £600,000 raised to support breast cancer research in the UK

  

Through our exciting partnership with Breast Cancer Now, EDF Energy employees are a force for good, helping to stop breast cancer taking the lives of the women we love.

Breast Cancer Now was chosen in 2016 after an employee vote where nearly 7000 took part and on Monday 30 September 2019 we will be celebrating the end of this incredibly successful partnership.

With more fundraising still being done, employees have raised over £450,000 over the three years, and with the additional donation from EDF Energy, our fundraising total is in excess of £600,000!

 

EDF energy cheque presentation for Breast Cancer Now charity partnership

Cheque presentation at the celebratory event on 10 September 2019

Our employee fundraising

Our employees have been doing an amazing job at fundraising and have held hundreds of events across all the EDF Energy sites. They have shown their support by holding cake sales, raffles, talent concerts as well as taking part in some exciting personal challenges such as skydives, long distance cycle rides, Everest base camp expeditions and many more.

Watch video: Skydive for Breast Cancer Now

Lucy's skydive

Lucy and a brave group of our staff decided to take on a challenge of a lifetime, flown to the dizzying heights of 10,000 feet before freefalling at over 120mph. This brave bunch raised over £20,000 for Breast Cancer Now!

Chris' bike ride to Paris

Chris cycled the 315 miles from London to Paris in 4 days raising a fantastic £2500. The route took him from Crystal Palace in southeast London to the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris through beautiful countryside, country lanes and market towns. 

Lesley's 56 mile walk

Tour guide Lesley Clancy walked 56 miles round the Isle of Wight in April to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. She raised over £800 for the cause!

Lana and Hazel from EDF Energy at Everest Base Camp

Lana and Hazel conquer Everest

Lana and Hazel spent 18 days trekking 130km to Everest Base Camp, raising £10,600 for Breast Cancer Now. The route took them through sub-zero temperatures as they were guided through the Khumbu ice-fall where the high altitude and difficult terrain made the trekking even more challenging.

Emma and Louise from EDF on the Great Wall of China

Louise and Emma climb 10,000 steps

The Great Wall of China was conquered by employees Louise and Emma. Climbing over 10,000 steps, they spent a week following the winding paths along the Yan Mountains, either side of the Gubeikou Gateway. They exceeded their target of £6,000 and raised £6,693!

Matt Harrison from EDF in the Sahara Desert

Matt's two marathons in two days

Matt Harrison took on the challenge to complete two marathons in as many days in the Sahara Desert in South East Morocco. With relentless temperatures reaching highs of 45°C, Matt spent two days running through the desert to raise over £1000 for Breast Cancer Now. 

I’ve been extremely happy with the engagement from all employees. The money has had a hugely positive impact on the research carried out by the charity and the valuable services they offer.

Simone Rossi, EDF Energy CEO

Meet some of our inspirational employees as they bravely share their breast cancer stories

Geri's story

Meet Geri, a member of the security access control team at Hinkley Point B. 

Greg's story

Meet Greg, a member of the smart metering team in Exeter.

Sonya, Sharon & Christina's stories

Meet Sonya, Sharon and Christina as they tell you more about how our employees are supporting Breast Cancer Now. 

What does Breast Cancer Now mean to our employees?

Find out what Breast Cancer Now means to Sonya, Christina, Sharon, Geri and Greg.

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