EDF Energy's incredible three year partnership with Marie Curie
EDF Energy employees took part in hundreds of organised fundraising activities across their 30 sites, raising an incredible £965,000 in three years.
- £965,000 raised in three years, enough to fund over 48,250 hours of nursing care.
- Employees smashed fundraising target of £300,000 in 15 months.
- Energy Efficiency Review worth £40,000, saving our hospices thousands in future.
- A 2014 employee survey showed increased level of pride in EDF Energy as an employer.
To smash their fundraising target EDF Energy employees took part in a wide variety of activities, from hosting tea parties and raffles to climbing Kilimanjaro and cycling the length of Great Britain. They also developed their own fundraising ideas with great success, including charity football matches and sponsored head shaves.
EDF Energy also made a commitment to match fund to £100,000 for each year of the partnership, showing their support as a business for their employees fundraising efforts. There was the opportunity for every employee to get involved regardless of job or location, with Marie Curie Fundraisers developing chances for staff to take part even if they worked off-site or had limited time available.
EDF Energy also carried out an Energy Efficiency review in Marie Curie Hospices. This identified energy efficiency improvements resulting in a legacy with the potential to save the charity thousands of pounds as well as reduce environmental impact.
The annual EDF Energy Marie Curie Awareness Month increased employee knowledge of Marie Curie engaging them with the cause and need for Marie Curie services. EDF Energy’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) network also spread awareness of Marie Curie services with their own communities to improve the take up of services by BAME patients and their families.