4 Oct 17
Generation - Dungeness B

Rye Harbour Sailing Club ‘Sailability’ gets a helping hand

Rye Harbour Sailing Club’s meeting room is ship shape once again thanks to the efforts of a team from Dungeness B power station.

The group’s clubhouse needed sprucing up, and a 13-strong team from EDF Energy, which runs Dungeness B, and the power station’s key contractors Workplace Solutions and Cavendish Nuclear soon prepared and painted the room.

Alison Prentice, Dungeness B’s Visitor Centre Co-ordinator, said: “We pulled together the team as part of the site’s ‘Force for Good’ programme where we can offer a day or two’s support to a local charity.”

Janaan Hussain, who is on an industrial placement with the station’s environmental safety department and member of the company’s Young Professionals network helped to organise the event.

Janaan said: “It was fantastic to support a local charity and to see the difference the team made in improving their facilities.”

The sailing club is situated on the River Rother close to Rye Bay and prides itself in the diversity of its members’ sailing interests and the variety of classes offered. 

Caroline Wylson of Rye Harbour Sailing Club, said: “We are very grateful to Dungeness B Power Station for its support of our charity, which was set up to get less able people out on the water sailing.”

The RHSC team, organised by Glenda Wilson, Ros Culver, Aidie Weston, David and Jen Tomkinson, John Chapman, David Townsley, Rick Elliott, Andrew Wilson and Jake, prepared the club room ready for the makeover.   

Caroline said: “David and Jen also played a vital role in the galley providing bacon rolls and chilli con carne to ensure the team were well fed on the day.”

The next Sailability session is being held on Friday 22 September where they can proudly show off the newly decorated club room.  

RHSC do need help running the monthly Sailability sessions, not only on the river, but also ashore in the club house, if you would like to volunteer please contact carolinewylson@btinternet.com or call 01797 223112 for a chat.

For more information contact:

Laurence Ollier
External Communications Manager - Generation (South East)
0781 3232 765

EDF Energy

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/