26 Oct 17
Dungeness B

Superheroes raise money for local man

TWO civil engineers from Dungeness B power station, dressed as Batman and Robin, swapped their batmobile for a tandem to raise money for local man Aaron Wicks.

Aaron was seriously injured in a car crash last year and his family is hoping to raise £18,000 to buy a specially designed wheelchair to help improve his quality of life.

Andy Bennett, Batman, and his trusty sidekick Gerry Redmond, Robin, found out about Aaron's plight and decided to cycle the 44 miles from the power station to Folkestone and back on the tandem to raise money.

Dawn Wicks, Aaron’s mother, said: “I cannot believe how generous all of the team at Dungeness have been; they are really helping us to reach our final target for Aaron.”

“He suffered serious brain injuries in a car accident last year and has spent months recovering in intensive care. He is now improving slowly.”

A series of fundraising events, organised by Andy, has already raised more than £3000 for the appeal. Andy said:  “We held a charity football match in the summer which went really well and we are currently planning a 12-hour darts and pool marathon.”

If you would like to help Aaron to reach his £18,000 target, visit his JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lee-ambridge-2

For more information contact:

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

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