14 Dec 20

Torness power station supports local Christmas charity efforts

Staff at EDF’s Torness power station have not let Covid dampen their Christmas spirit by pulling together to help charity efforts supporting local families.

Workers at the site responded to a call for gifts for the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal with enthusiasm and donated enough presents to fill a people carrier for delivery to one of the campaign’s drop off points. The gifts included Nerf guns, a toy kitchen, a robot and a bike.

The Mission Christmas appeal works with community organisations, social workers, schools and other charities to ensure that gifts donated are given to children living in poverty.

The site also arranged a collection for the East Lothian Foodbank in Tranent and handed over several bags for distribution in the local area.

Station Director, Tam Albishawi, said: “This year has brought some really big challenges as we have all gotten to grips with the pandemic. We’ve had to change the ways we work and interact with each other and it has made the usual fundraising efforts we normally hold at site more challenging. I’m delighted that, even in these strange times, we have still found ways to support charity.

“This Christmas will be especially hard for some families given the health and economic impacts of the pandemic so while these gestures will not solve long-term issues it may help some people enjoy their time a little more.”