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.

EDF Energy 2013-2016 partnership

Partnership highlights

  • £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.
My school friend needed the support during his final days and it has been a comfort that I could raise money for a charity that did not only help him, but so many others in that situation.
EDF Energy Employee

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.

This has been the most successful charity partnership that EDF Energy has been involved with and I want to thank all EDF Energy employees for making this a success. The charity carries out vital work providing end of life care to patients and we’re proud to have supported them.
Chief Executive of EDF Energy, Vincent de Rivaz

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.

On behalf of everyone at Marie Curie, I want to thank EDF Energy for their incredible support over the last 3 years. We have been overwhelmed by their fantastic efforts to raise vital funds. Their fundraising efforts, combined with their energy review of our hospices, has made a lasting impact and will ensure we can do more and reach more people living with terminal illness and their families. Raising £965,000 is a phenomenal achievement and everyone at EDF Energy should all be proud of.
Chief Executive of Marie Curie, Dr Jane Collins
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