EDF Energy East Kilbride team make light work of the John Muir Way for Marie Curie
A team of intrepid fund raisers from EDF Energy’s East Kilbride office has faced heavy winds, errant golfers and not quite flat footpaths on the 133 miles of the John Muir Way to raise almost £3k for the company’s charity partner Marie Curie.
The group of 10 from the company’s Radwaste and Liabilities team were joined by family and friends as they took on the route by foot, two (and three!) wheeled bikes and even push chairs over just one weekend.
The John Muir Way runs from Helensburgh in the west to Dunbar in the east and usually takes between seven and ten days to complete on foot and half that by bike. It took the team exactly 34 hours, 24 minutes and 27 seconds to complete over one weekend.
Dave Kendall, EDF Energy’s head of business critical programmes said, “From walking through the bog strewn mountainous terrain of Helensburgh to riding along the canals of central Scotland, getting through the urban sprawl of Edinburgh and navigating East Lothian’s golf coast, the team have done us all proud.
“It really is a fantastic achievement and to raise money for such a good cause in the process is to be commended. I’m sure they are already planning their next fund raising adventure.”
The team who took part were Craig Aitken, Tina Alexander, Roddy Anderson, Stephen Bishop, Ken Brearley, John Bryers, Jamie McDonald, Alistair Motion, Alan Simpson, and Claire Wallace.
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Picture 1 - Balloch Bridge - Tina Alexander (far right) with her fellow Strathaven Striders Evelyn Mohammed and Cathy McDonald
Picture 2 – Boness - Alistair Motion with his children Rebecca and Jamie
Picture 3 - John Muir statue in Dunbar - Roddy Anderson (2nd from right) with his wife Kate and friends Ernie and Fiona Larnach
EDF Energy in Scotland
In Scotland EDF Energy operates Hunterston B in North Ayrshire and Torness in East Lothian which employ over 1,000 staff and around 500 contracting partners across the two power stations. EDF Energy employs a further 200 office based staff in East Kilbride. As well as generating enough power to serve some 4 million homes the company also provides gas and electricity to over 80,000 Scottish customers with around half of those opting for one of the company’s Blue+ products which are backed by low-carbon generation. We operate two windfarms in the Scottish Borders and make sure we buy enough electricity generated from a low-carbon nuclear source to match every unit of electricity we estimate our Blue customers use. EDF Energy is proud to power up some of the largest organisations in the UK, including supplying almost all public sector bodies in Scotland with after being awarded Scotland’s largest electricity supply contract by annual volume from April 2013. Following a landmark agreement with Network Rail the company also provides nuclear-backed Blue energy to power up the UKs electric rail network, covering most of the south east of England and the main lines from London to Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as the Merseyrail network around Liverpool and the Glasgow suburban network.