Scots nuclear staff raise £12,000 for cancer charity

 

Pictured with Paul Winkle, Torness nuclear power station director (third from left) are some of the charity fund-raising team in their Christmas jumpers.
Pictured with Paul Winkle, Torness nuclear power station director (third from left) are some of the charity fund-raising team in their Christmas jumpers.

Workers at Torness nuclear power station, near Dunbar, recently held a Christmas fair and raffle to raise more than £1,300 for Marie Curie Cancer Care – with one of the highlights being a Christmas jumper competition.

This was the latest of a number of staff charity events which has generated more than £12,000 this year in total for Marie Curie.

Station director, Paul Winkle, (pictured third from left) said, “Staff here at Torness have certainly risen to the challenge of raising as much money as they possibly can for a cause that is close to many people’s hearts. I would like to thank them all for their contributions no matter how big or small and I am confident the fundraising will continue over the next couple of years.”

Paul Thompson, Marie Curie’s Head of Regional Fundraising for Scotland, said: “We’re absolutely overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the employees at Torness power station. They have taken the challenge head on and raised a fantastic amount of money.

“All the money they have raised will go towards helping Marie Curie provide more free care to those with terminal illnesses, allowing them to die in a place of their choosing, surrounded by their loved ones.”

EDF Energy match-funds the first £100,000 raised by employees across the UK in each year of the partnership.

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