Breast Cancer Now charity partnership
Our partnership with Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, helped raise awareness and vital funding for the fight against breast cancer.
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 celebrated the end of this incredibly successful partnership.
Employees raised more than £450,000 over the three years, and with the additional donation from EDF Energy, our fundraising total was excess of £600,000!
Cheque presentation at the celebratory event on 10 September 2019
Our employee fundraising
Our employees did an amazing job at fundraising and held hundreds of events across all the EDF Energy sites. They showed 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.
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 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.
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'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.
Meet some of our inspirational employees as they bravely share their breast cancer stories
Meet Geri, a member of the security access control team at Hinkley Point B.
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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