14 Apr 14

Dungeness B employee, 66, runs London marathon dressed as daffodil

Bob is a maintenance technician and has worked at the Dungeness B site for 43 years. He has taken part in the London marathon seven times and raised over £11,000 for various charities. He completed the 2014 race in 4 hours and 48 minutes.

Bob said: “It doesn't get any easier as you get older but I’m very pleased with my time as I wanted to do it in less than five hours. The response to my outfit was great and I really enjoyed taking part.”

Bob had some help from his friends and family to make the unique daffodil outfit which he chose to help him raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

EDF Energy, who own and operate Dungeness B, has a three year partnership with the cancer charity. The company aims to raise £600,000 for Marie Curie during the relationship, including EDF Energy match-funding employees’ fundraising by up to £100,000 each year.

Bob added: “I think EDF Energy has adopted a particularly good cause with their charity partnership. This is my last marathon representing my company as I retire later this year, so this marathon is very special to me.”

Through EDF, Bob carried the Paralympic Torch in Brent, London for the games in August 2012.

As a Supporting Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay, EDF offered 70 of its most inspiring employees the opportunity to be a torchbearer in the Olympic Torch Relay and 10 in the Paralympic Torch Relay.

They were chosen through an internal nomination process to find employees who have inspired others through their personal achievements – including contributions to communities through their support of charities, sporting organisations and young people, overcoming personal adversity and challenging prejudices.