Drax tees off to raise £2,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer charities are one of four national causes Drax is supporting in 2019 and the company contributed £1,000 towards the total raised by the teams on the day.

Drax charity golf tournament

Drax raised £2,200 at its annual charity golf day at the Lanark Golf Club, located near the firm’s landmark Lanark and Galloway hydro-power schemes.

Organised by Ian Kinnaird, Drax’s Head of Hydro, this year’s event saw 24 Drax staff take to the fairway to raise money for Macmillan, which works throughout Scotland (and the UK) to provide emotional, physical and financial support for people affected by cancer. Cancer charities are one of four national causes Drax is supporting in 2019 and the company contributed £1,000 towards the total raised by the teams on the day.

Ian Kinnaird, Drax’s Head of UK Hydro said:

“Despite some variable weather – which included some good hydro weather – we had a fantastic day raising money for a great cause. Scotland’s the birthplace of golf and this is Drax’s own Ryder Cup with teams from our energy sites across Scotland and England all competing with winners from Cruachan power station, making it a fantastic fundraising opportunity for our business.”

“We’re proud to have raised £2,200 for Macmillan, supporting the incredible work they do for so many people and we’re looking forward to the other events we’ll be organising for them over the course of the year.”

Teeing off for charity: Andrew Davidson (Galloway), Ian Kinnaird (Head of UK Hydro) and David Campbell (Cruachan)


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Editor’s Notes

  • In January Drax Group completed the acquisition of a portfolio of renewable, low-carbon and flexible power stations, in strategic locations across the country – from Scotland to the South East coast. This includes the pumped hydro storage facility in Cruachan and the run-of-river hydro plants in Lanark and Galloway.
  • Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire is the UK’s largest power station and the country’s biggest renewable electricity generator.
  • Since converting two thirds of the power station to use sustainable biomass instead of coal, it is producing enough renewable electricity for four million households and delivering carbon savings of more than 80%.
  • If Drax is able to scale up its successful bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) pilot project to become the world’s first negative emissions power station, it would be reducing the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at the same time as producing flexible, renewable power and supporting grid stability.

About Drax

Drax Group’s ambition is to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future. Its 2,600-strong employees operate across three principal areas of activity – electricity generation, electricity sales to business customers and compressed wood pellet production.

Power generation:

Drax owns and operates a portfolio of flexible, low carbon and renewable electricity generation assets across Britain. The assets include the UK’s largest power station, based at Selby, North Yorkshire, which supplies five percent of the country’s electricity needs.

Having converted two thirds of Drax Power Station to use sustainable biomass instead of coal it has become the UK’s biggest renewable power generator and the largest decarbonisation project in Europe.

Its pumped storage, hydro and energy from waste assets in Scotland include Cruachan Power Station – a flexible pumped storage facility within the hollowed-out mountain Ben Cruachan.  It also owns and operates four gas power stations in England.

For more information visit www.drax.com/uk