All the latest Current Affairs and News issues.

Current Affairs and News Stories brought to you by Jay Khan.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

E.ON employees take their place in history at Runnymede

Hi people, it seems as though it's been a long time since I shared a bit of news with you guys. I apologise for this!
Here's a little bit of news from one of my clients which I found interesting.

A group of 10 volunteers from energy company E.ON's Finance management team got hands-on and earned their place history when they put up fences in the Runnymede National Trust parklands site, near Windsor.
The team eagerly faced the task of building fencing along designated footpaths to deter people from cutting through woodland areas, and also from disturbing wildlife.

This involved not only putting up the fencing, but also digging the holes for the fence posts.

Michelle Rafferty, one of the willing volunteers, said: "It was quite hard work and my arms, along with everyone else's, were aching by the end of the day.

"We all really enjoyed ourselves and it was great to know we'd made a difference to help protect this beautiful area."

Vicki Brook, from the National Trust, said: "We're delighted with the work the E.ON volunteers did, it's really made a difference.

"Just having them here for one day has helped us to get more than eight days' worth of work done, which is just fantastic as it frees up our wardens to get on with other jobs."

E.ON UK finds and supports volunteering opportunities which provide a rewarding challenge for employees as part of its wider community relations programme. In 2006, staff spent over 32,000 hours volunteering on projects in their local communities.

In 2006, 2,740 E.ON UK employees (representing nearly one in five employees) took part in at least one energy in the community volunteering programme, raising a total of £215,000 for good causes and volunteering a total of 32,000 hours.

E.ON is the UK's largest integrated power and gas company - generating and distributing electricity, and retailing power and gas - and is part of the E.ON group, the world's largest investor-owned power and gas company. We employ around 15,000 people in the UK.

No comments: