Torness staff run for Kira

Left to right Edwin Wright, Garry Twist and Blair Hamilton prepare for their run to Edinburgh Castle.
Left to right Edwin Wright, Garry Twist and Blair Hamilton prepare for their run to Edinburgh Castle.

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.

They were inspired to make the 35 mile run by the story of Kira, who was diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer called neuroblastoma when she was 11-years-old.

Two years after her diagnosis Kira is still fighting her cancer and her family has launched a campaign to raise funds to make sure she can access pioneering research.

Edinburgh man Edwin Wright is an Insulation Supervisor at the power station and is good friends with Kira’s family.

Edwin said: “After I had the idea, I spoke to a couple of the guys at the station who run a lot, to ask their advice about the best route to take. Before long, they decided to join me and the fundraising really took off.”

When their colleagues and friends heard about their fundraising efforts their total soon reached over £4,000.

Garry, from Dunbar, said: “It’s such a great cause; we couldn’t resist getting involved ourselves. We decided to really go for it, and raise as much as possible. If you are running 35 miles on a cold winter’s day, you want it to be worth your while!

“I want to thank all my generous colleagues at Torness who really dug deep to keep this great charity running.”