Supporting breast cancer research in the UK

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. Through this exciting partnership, 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 after an employee vote where nearly 7000 took part. During our three-year partnership with Breast Cancer Now, EDF Energy employees aim to fundraise £450,000, take up volunteering opportunities and help raise awareness of the charity’s work.

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

By supporting the charity our employees are playing an important part in reaching Breast Cancer Now’s ambition: that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will survive.

It’s great that lots of EDF Energy people have got behind our charity partnership and are fundraising in so many ways.  They’ve spurred me to do something myself, so I’ll be taking on Prudential RideLondon in July 2018 to raise what I can.

Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs

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.

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 sky dives, long distance cycle rides, Everest base camp expeditions and many more.

At the half-way mark of the partnership, our employees have raised over £230,000, well ahead of their full term target of £300,000. In addition, EDF Energy is match funding up to £50,000 of our employee’s fundraising for each year of the partnership. 

Our fundraising total
£

247489

Lucy's skydive

Lucy and a brave group of our staff deicded to take on a challenge of a lifetime, flown to the dizzying heights of 10,000 feet before frefalling at over 120mph. This brave bunch raised have an incredible £17,000 for Breast Cancer Now so far!

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!

Hove employee cycles 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. 

It was the best experience and completely recommend anyone doing this. I was really nervous the day before as I didn’t know anyone and thought I was completely mad when I left my hotel room to start my ride and meet everyone at 4.30 in the morning.

I had no reason to be nervous, I cycled with a lovely bunch of people and once I let them know I was on my own, groups made sure I was okay and I made some really great friends. I am so happy I did it and made myself do the challenge.

Dungeness B tour guide walks 56 miles to raise money

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

Support Breast Cancer Now

Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point.

More women are surviving. But more are being diagnosed than ever before. This year more than 50,000 women and around 350 men in the UK will be told they have the disease. We’re already making incredible strides in understanding breast cancer risk and prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment. But there’s still much more to be done.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign highlighting the importance of breast awareness, education and research. During this month, Breast Cancer Now launch one of their biggest fundraising events, Wear it pink. We will wear it pink, will you join us?

Donate

Every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease. With your help, we can change that. Breast Cancer Now believes if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops the disease will live and live well.

Support

Nearly 700,000 people are thought to be living with or after a breast cancer diagnosis in the UK. There are so many ways you can support Breast Cancer Now, from fundraising to volunteering to campaigning with them.