10 Nov 14

Torness visitor centre staff help at Berwickshire Riding for the Disabled

A green fingered group of staff from EDF Energy’s Torness power station’s visitor centre have been doing some gardening at Berwickshire’s Riding for the Disabled. This is part of a scheme within EDF Energy called ‘Helping Hands’ which allows staff to take two paid days off a year to help out in the local community or for an environmental cause.

The Torness team were busy trimming hedges, weeding and cutting back trees and, more importantly, they dug out some ragwort which is poisonous to horses.

Chairman of Berwickshire Riding for the Disabled, Margaret Morgan said, “The Torness team did a great job. Our car park now looks very tidy as do the riding school surrounds and all this was accomplished on a very wet day. Berwickshire Group very much appreciates everyone's hard work and help with this task.”

Visitor centre manager, Faith Scott, one of those who helped at the school said, “We had a thoroughly enjoyable day helping out such a fantastic cause and we are pleased with the results of our work. I hope all those who use the facility will see a real difference.”