Energy boost for Wymondham charity
Cancer patients visiting a Wymondham charity will soon be able to relax in a little patio paradise thanks to the efforts of EDF Energy Networks.Sixteen engineers and managers who usually work to upgrade Norfolk's electricity network will be taking two days out to build fences and lay paving slabs at Star Throwers, in Melton Road.
Cancer patients visiting a Wymondham charity will soon be able to relax in a little patio paradise thanks to the efforts of EDF Energy Networks.
Sixteen engineers and managers who usually work to upgrade Norfolk's electricity network will be taking two days out to build fences and lay paving slabs at Star Throwers, in Melton Road.
Star Throwers is dedicated to people affected by cancer, offering unbiased advice on the various treatments available.
Anthea Turrell, from Star Throwers, said: 'The centre has been designed to provide a welcoming and homely atmosphere. It is so important that people find it easy to visit and feel comfortable there.
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'In the garden there are beautiful mature trees and shrubs. Thanks to the generosity of EDF Energy Networks people will be able to set in a peaceful setting, to have a cup of tea and chat with new-found friends and obtain advice.'
The challenge is part of EDF Energy's Helping Hands volunteering scheme, which allows employees up to two days of company time a year to support local community projects.
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One of the organisers, Chris Mortimer, an EDF Energy Networks field manager, said: 'When you have a big team it's surprising how much you can achieve in a just a couple of days.
'We're hoping to make a real difference to the site so that people who visit in the future will benefit for years to come.'