Aberthaw Power Station turns on Christmas lights and shows support to charity Ty Hafan

Aberthaw Power Station started the festive season in true style, sponsoring and turning on two community Christmas street lights and presenting a donation to Ty Hafan.

The power station team lit up the night joining the festive fun in St Athan. Adrian Greenwood, Production Manager at the station, took on the task of flipping the switch as the station also sponsors the Christmas lights.

The team also joined in the official switch on of the Llantwit Major Christmas lights, Mark Picton

Commercial Operations Manager said,” We are proud to sponsor the Christmas lights in two of our local communities. Lights cheer you up on a cold winter’s night and it’s great to be a part of the community festive celebrations.”

The site also celebrated a charity milestone with Aberthaw Power Station presenting a cheque for £1100 to Eleanor Ryan, Business and Community Fundraiser at local children's hospice Ty Hafan.

The staff on site have supported local charity Ty Hafan all year, raising money through sponsorship and support for events, including a "Penyfanathon" where walkers completed a challenging walk up and down Pen-y-fan in a relay race across the Brecon Beacons. In addition, the site collected 50 bags containing clothes, books, DVDs, CDs, games and bric-a-brac to sell in the charity’s shops.

Eleanor Ryan from Ty Hafan said, ”Thank you so much for the donation. It costs £3.7m each year to keep the hospice open so every donation helps us to help life-limited children."

Richard Little, Aberthaw Power Station Manager said, ”The team on site love to get stuck in to challenges and have managed to raise a fantastic amount of money to a great local cause.”