Invictus Games Gold Medallist comes to Dungeness B
Paralympian Micky Yule who scooped Britain’s first gold medal at this year’s Invictus Games joined Dungeness B employees at “The Big Week” on Thursday 23 June.
“The Big Week” is an annual initiative set up by the station to engage staff in areas such as health and safety, diversity and inclusion and the company’s new charity partner ParalympicsGB.
The Scottish power-lifter achieved gold and a personal best by lifting 190kg, and was also captain of the power lifting team at the Games held in Orlando earlier this year. He was on hand to speak with employees about strength and motivation, as well as challenging the station’s own weightlifting champion, Jen Tibbenham to a strength test.
He said: “It’s been really great to meet some of the employees here and visit a nuclear power station. On behalf of all the athletes supported by ParalympicsGB we’re really grateful for EDF Energy’s support and for raising awareness of the charity.”
EDF Energy’s charity partnership with Marie Curie raised nearly £1 million and finished at the end of April 2016. Employees across EDF Energy will be able to vote for a new charity partner later this year.
Until then, the company will be supporting the British Paralympic Association’s campaign, Supercharge ParalympicsGB, raising funds to make sure that British athletes have the best possible support to compete at Rio 2016 and beyond.
Station director Martin Pearson said: “We hold this event to engage staff in all kinds of areas from company programmes such as smart metering to diversity and inclusion groups such as the women’s network. It was brilliant that we were joined by the inspirational Micky this year who has worked hard to overcome the difficulties he has faced. I hope his story inspires many others.”
For more information contact:Juliette Sanders
External Communications Manager - Generation
EDF Energy in the South East
In the South East EDF Energy operates Dungeness B power station which employs over 500 staff and 200 contracting partners.
EDF Energy employs a further 2,500 staff in East and West Sussex with approximately 800 across sites in Crawley, Three Bridges, and East Grinstead and 1,700 across two of our three UK based call centres in Hove and Worthing..
As well as generating enough power to serve some 1.5million homes in this region the company also provides gas and electricity to 730,000 customers with over 20% of those opting for one of the company’s Blue+ products which are backed by low-carbon generation.
We 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 companies in the UK, including sites for Tesco Stores Limited, Ministry of Defence and Morrisons right here in the South East.
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.