Powering that extra mile - EDF by Mark Lees & Giles Kay

April 15, 2020 - 12:00pm

Powering that extra mile - EDF  by Mark Lees & Giles Kay

If there is one thing we can rely on here at Heysham power station is staff going that extra mile to make sure there they are powering the nation but also looking at what they can also do to help in their communities.

We are only a very small part of the bigger UK picture with the spotlight rightly falling on the NHS, front line care workers and the myriad of people who are seeing us through this crisis.

But we are always proud of what the site is contributing to the UK – make low carbon electricity for around four million homes each and every day.

Our staff are also playing their part away from work – much like the teams at many other companies across the area.

One of our team very early in the crisis set up a community support network for his village, another is making protective face-masks and one group who has missed out on its ‘cultural trip’ to Benalmadena has given more than £2000, the stag-do deposit, - to the Foodbank.

The stations have also donated money to the Foodbank, one of the sites’ key charities.

There are many other examples of maybe small acts of kindness we are sure are happening that will slip under the radar at this time.

And we also know that our teams will also continue to carry out their usual roles in schools, churches and the many other groups which need their support when life returns to normality something that we are all looking forward to.

Life at the stations continues under this new normality, health checks and social distancing, and we will cope as we know we are doing our bit to help the UK power through this crisis and get to the other side.