On a wing and in the air! Mike helps Hinkley B's charity push
Mike Davies, Station Director of Hinkley Point B, was strapped to the top of an Boeing Stearman bi-plane to fly over the fields of Gloucestershire earlier this month.
The airborne antics were in aid of Prostate Cancer UK – EDF’s corporate charity partner – and has raised £3,000 for the fund. And that extra has taken Hinkley Point B’s total raised for the charity to more than £50,000, making the station the top contributor out of the whole of EDF.
Mike, who lives near Bridgwater, said: “Over the years lots of people I know have done amazing things to raise money for our charity partners. There have been charity rows, mountain climbs and even folks throwing themselves out of aeroplanes. I knew that if my efforts were going to help raise important donations and awareness I’d need to consider something a little out of the ordinary. Standing on top of an aeroplane certainly fits that bill. And I can’t quite believe I’ve done it. It was, unsurprisingly perhaps, a little hair raising and I’d be lying if I said the thought of it hadn’t kept me awake at night, but it was a truly amazing thing to do and I’m glad my derring-do has helped swell the charity’s coffers a little.”
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Dave Stokes helps co-ordinate the charity activity onsite. He said: “Our teams at Hinkley Point B are always up for a challenge and every time the company works with a corporate charity partner we go the extra mile. But this time we have been absolutely staggered at how our teams and individuals have dug deeper than ever before to both fundraise and contribute. We are both proud and grateful.”
Since EDF launched its four-year partnership with Prostate Cancer UK back in January 2020, the company has collectively raised more than £563,270.