Torness employees raise £21,500 for two charities

Kay Wilson and Carol Taylor from Torness.
Kay Wilson and Carol Taylor from Torness.

Two charities are set to benefit from the work of Torness staff who have been busy holding a day in celebration of diversity and inclusion.

More than £1000 was raised through a very popular cake sale for Marie Curie Cancer Care. This is the chosen charity partner of EDF Energy and the company is now in its third year of supporting their work. So far Torness has raised more than £21, 500 in total. This is enough to fund a Marie Curie nurse for a year.

The Torness team also collected donations of business clothes for a charity called Smart Works which supports women returning to work. The charity gives each woman a new outfit which is theirs to keep and also provides interview training designed to help them succeed.

Torness power station director Paul Winkle said “At EDF Energy we believe in creating a positive working environment which encourages people to contribute and that is what these events have been all about. It is very important to us that our employees feel respected and valued and able to be themselves at work and I am proud of what the team at Torness have achieved for these important charities.”