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Hinkley Point fun runners coin in the charity cash
A “GREAT team effort” from Hinkley Point workers helped coin in the cash for two charities at an annual fun run.
The event is a joint effort between workers at the A and B nuclear power stations, and those involved in the proposed C site.
Some 57 employees of Magnox and EDF Energy and contract partners ran for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The winners were: Greg Howe (men's race), Nicola Uminski (women's race), Hinkley Point Visitor Centre (team competition) and Peter Evans, plant manager at Hinkley B (fancy dress competition).
Mike Harrison, B station director, said: "It was a great team effort, with volunteer marshals, refreshment stands and enthusiastic cheering to help us over the finish line on a particularly hot day.
“Both charities are very worthy causes and we're delighted to see so much money raised through sponsorship from our colleagues, families and friends."
Lee Talbot, A site director, said: “The fun run has been a feature on the Hinkley calendar for some years so it's great to see the tradition continuing.
“It is a hugely popular event with our workforce and it's an added bonus that we are able to raise some money for our respective site charities.”
Hinkley Point staff and contractors have raised more than £9,000 for Marie Curie since EDF launched a partnership with the charity in May; EDF is match-funding every penny raised.
The money raised will help Marie Curie nurses provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses at home and in the charity's hospices.