EDF Energy East Kilbride lays Easter treat for local children
EDF Energy’s East Kilbride office followed its festive cheer with some Easter enthusiasm by collecting hundreds of chocolate eggs for local children.
Shared Financial Services Director Robert Gilhooly handed over 468 Easter eggs to South Lanarkshire’s Social Work department for distribution to families in the area who might struggle to buy one.
The eggs were brought in by staff with additional ones bought with the proceeds of a prize draw and around 30 donated by Morrison’s in Stewartfield.
Finance Shared Services Director, Robert Gilhooly, said: “This is the second year we have collected Easter eggs for children in the area. Fortunately, while we smashed our previous total of 230 eggs we are sure the eggs themselves will reach their recipients in one piece.
“I am delighted that staff have once again shown their generosity by donating and making sure that some of the children the social work team are in contact with did not miss a visit from the Easter Bunny. I’d also like to thank Morrisons for their donation to the total.”
The collection is an extension of the Christmas Giving Tree activity the energy company’s East Kilbride office carries out each year. Over the past seven years staff have donated more than 1500 Christmas gifts to children in the area who may not otherwise receive a present.
EDF Energy’s East Kilbride office employs around 240 people in a range of roles and is a centre of engineering excellence supporting the generation of low-carbon electricity across the UK.