29 Jul 13

Hinkley Point centre’s special guest has visitors dancing along

The real Zingy – the popular character from the EDF Energy television adverts – spent last Friday (26 July) dancing with excited fans in the company’s Hinkley Point visitor centre and posing for photographs. Donations to capture that special Zingy moment went to Marie Curie Cancer Care, which is the Company’s charity partner, chosen by EDF Energy’s employees.

Since opening last December, the Hinkley Point Visitor Centre in Bridgwater’s Angel Place shopping centre has attracted 5,000 visitors through its doors. The centre offers an interactive experience for individuals, groups and schools to discover more about nuclear energy, as well as offering tours of the Hinkley Point B power station.

Hinkley Point B station director, Mike Harrison, said: “It’s great that Zingy gave his personal support to our Visitor Centre as we marked our 5000th guest. It has proved very attractive to the local community and visitors alike, with many people also choosing to visit the power station and find out more. We welcome the chance to discuss energy issues and to show what we do to power almost one and a half million homes from Hinkley Point B.”

Visitors also played ‘Spot Zingy’ around other shops in Angel Place, with ten toy versions of the ‘real’ Zingy hidden around the shopping centre. One eagle-eyed winner was awarded a family ticket for four to EDF Energy’s London Eye.