21
August
2015
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Great Yarmouth employees scale the heights for Macmillan

Four employees from RWE Generation UK’s Great Yarmouth Power Station recently conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Brian Jones, Maintenance Engineer, Christian Burkert, Control & Instrumentation (C&I) Technician, Ian Murphy, Mechanical Technician, and Samuel Woodgate, C&I Technician – together with Luke Holder, Mechanical Craftsman (Aberthaw), and Dave Wallis, Lead Turbine Engineer, Plant Integrity (Swindon) – trekked over 24 miles, reaching the top of each 700m peak.

The effort has raised approximately £700 for Macmillan, which the company will match pound for pound, taking the grand total to around £1400.

Christian said, “It was a tough challenge, but the team stuck together and completed the task in under 12 hours – with a few blisters and tired legs to show for it!”

Ian Johnson, acting Great Yarmouth Power Station Manager, added, “This was a great effort by the guys. As a station, and as RWE employees, we are proud of our ongoing commitment to aiding charitable organisations.”

The Yorkshire Three Peaks’ challenge comes at a time of growing demand for Macmillan professionals, like Macmillan nurses. The leading cancer charity estimates that there are currently 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, which is an increase of almost half a million people in the last five years – and this number is set to double by 2030.

If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer and would like details on the partnership’s initiatives, like the joint Fuel Management Programme, and how they could help you manage your energy costs, please call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 0000 (Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm).