Local children benefit from EDF Energy East Kilbride’s Christmas Giving Tree
Staff at EDF Energy have been playing Santa to some of East Kilbride’s most in need children. Every year employees at the office in the GSO Business Park leave presents under the ‘Christmas Giving Tree’ which are then passed on to children in the area whose families are facing hardship.
Around 150 children passed through the doors of Torness power station’s visitor centre last week as part of its Christmas Cracker open learning week. As well as touring the station the pupils from Loretto RC Primary in Musselburgh, Tweedmouth Middle School in Berwick-upon-Tweed and Pirniehall Primary in Edinburgh were able to get up close to one of the on-site fire engines, take part in fire extinguisher training and had the opportunity to learn about radiation protection. The children were able to try on the protective coveralls that workers use in some of the radiation controlled areas.
An apprentice at Torness power station has proven she is a safe pair of hands by taking first place in a health and safety competition. Gemma Hay, from Eyemouth, won the Jack Bennett trophy for the work she carried out while acting as Health and Safety Director during a submarine-based project which is part of EDF Energy’s four year apprenticeship programme.
Three workers at EDF Energy’s Torness power station have gone the extra mile for charity. Edwin Wright, Garry Twist and Blair Hamilton recently ran all the way from Torness to Edinburgh Castle to raise more than £4,000 for Solving Kids Cancer.