28 Jan 20
Dungeness B

Kind Dungeness staff raise over £22,000 for breast cancer charity appeal

Art shows, lawnmower racing challenges and Last Night of the Proms style events by the team at Dungeness B, helped raise thousands for a cancer charity.

Back in 2016 EDF joined forces with Breast Cancer Now and challenged teams up and down the country to outraise each other in innovative ways.

Since then hundreds of people based at Dungeness B have dug deep and it’s now been revealed that their efforts raised £22,495 for the charity.

Station Director John Benn said: “During my time here at Dungeness I have been amazed how much staff are prepared to do to raise vital money for charity. When the company issues these sorts of challenges to staff to out-do colleagues from other stations and other parts of the country, you expect people to do their bit. But it’s so heartening to see so many people at Dungeness take this cause to heart. Everyone should be enormously proud of how much money, and awareness, they’ve raised for this important cause.”

Over the three years staff ran cake sales, raffles, took part in sponsored walks, fun runs and marathons and also staged football matches and fishing tournaments.

Two members of the Dungeness B team even raised money by taking part in a lawn mower race across frozen lakes in Finland.

Delyth Morgan, Breast Cancer Now CEO “Our three year partnership with EDF Energy has been fantastic and employees have gone above and beyond to raise money. I am delighted that we have raised more than £600,000 for Breast Cancer Now, meaning we can continue to fund world-class breast cancer research, stopping this devastating disease taking the lives of those we love and that we can continue to provide life-changing support for those affected by breast cancer, today.”

For more information

Matthew Pardo
External Communications Manager (South)
(T) 01452 654545
(M) 07384 529006
matthew.pardo@edf-energy.com