EDF Energy runners raise £2,000 for local school
Over 100 runners from West Burton and Cottam power stations and the surrounding community took part in the fourth annual EDF Energy Power Surge.
The popular annual event raised £2,000 for Misterton Primary School. The local school is going to use the money to build a sensory garden for all children to use.
Now in its’ fourth year the Power Surge started at West Burton B and follow a 10K course through Sturton le Steeple, along country lanes down to the River Trent and finished back at the power station. There was a 3K fun run open for those keen to take on a shorter route.
Jason Bryant, acting Station Manager for West Burton B said, “It was really great to have so many visitors join us on the day. The weather was kind, and the event was as friendly and inclusive as ever. The power stations have been a feature of our local landscape for many years, so it is always nice to join us on the site. We are especially grateful to Retford Athletic Club and the volunteers from Misterton Primary School for their help and support on the day.”
The event was made all the more significant by special guest Bailey Matthews, who at the age of 11 has already received awards from Pride of Britain and also the Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason award for his sporting achievements.
EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.
It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.
EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.
The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.
The Better Plan is EDF Energy's framework for being a sustainable and responsible energy business and is an integral part of EDF's 2030 vision to be the efficient, responsible electricity company, and champion of low-carbon growth. The Better Plan is underpinned by comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.
EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.
To find out more about the UK's energy challenges visit: www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/