How EDF Energy supports breast cancer research

Breast Cancer Now is delighted to partner with EDF Energy in a three year charity partnership with the aim of raising over £450,000 through fundraising activity for vital research into the disease. Through this partnership, EDF Energy employees will be a force for good, helping to stop breast cancer taking the lives of the women we love.

Breast Cancer Now believes that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live. Together, we can make that happen. Together, we can power the path to 2050.

Breast Cancer Now was chosen as EDF Energy’s charity partner in an employee vote, with thousands of employees across the company taking part.

The partnership is off to a great start with all EDF Energy sites taking part in wear it pink during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month raising an amazing £20,000. All EDF Energy sites took part, wearing pink promoting our Breast Check Now app, conducting a social media takeover, and raising vital funds.

EDF Energy employees during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October 2016

Above: EDF Energy employees during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October 2016

Speaking in October 2016, at the launch of the partnership, Breast Cancer Now Chief Executive Baroness Delyth Morgan commented:

We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with EDF Energy, who have pledged to raise £450,000 for us over the next three years. EDF Energy and its employees have been so enthusiastic about raising money for the cutting-edge research carried out by Breast Cancer Now scientists to stop this devastating disease.

Janet Hogben, Chief People Officer of EDF Energy, said:

I am delighted to announce that Breast Cancer Now, Britain’s largest breast cancer charity, will be our charity partner for the next three years.

Thousands of EDF Energy employees used their vote to join with Breast Cancer Now and support the ambition that by 2050, everybody who develops breast cancer will live. We look forward to supporting this goal through fundraising activities and raising awareness amongst all our employees.

EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.

For more information on EDF Energy’s approach to being a responsible and long-term business, please visit the EDF Energy website