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2017
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Victoria takes to the skies and wing walks in support of Alzheimer’s Society

My grandfather loved anything mechanical and would give anything a go, so it seemed appropriate to tackle a wing walk to mark the ten years he’s been gone. He’d definitely have approved of a wing walk, particularly as a way of raising money for such an important cause. I might not be a neuroscientist, but I like to think I can be part of the cure.
Victoria von Hoven, E.ON graduate trainee

Nottingham resident Victoria von Hoven braved being strapped to the top wing of a vintage biplane as it soared through the sky as part of a personal challenge to raise more than £1,380 for Alzheimer’s Society in memory of her grandfather.

Twenty-three year old Victoria, who lives in the city centre, joined E.ON’s Customer Operations graduate training scheme in 2015 after graduating from Nottingham Trent University and now works at its Trinity Square office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She chose to fundraise for Alzheimer’s Society, which is E.ON’s official charity partner, on the tenth anniversary of her grandfather’s death from Alzheimer’s disease. All of the money raised by employees and donated by the company will be used to fund Dementia Support Workers.

Alzheimer’s Society was chosen as E.ON’s official charity partner by colleague vote. The two-year relationship began in the summer of 2016 with the aim of donating £200,000 to the charity.

Victoria said: “My grandfather loved anything mechanical and would give anything a go, so it seemed appropriate to tackle a wing walk to mark the ten years he’s been gone. He’d definitely have approved of a wing walk, particularly as a way of raising money for such an important cause. I might not be a neuroscientist, but I like to think I can be part of the cure.”

Scott Smith, Services Manager for Alzheimer’s Society in Nottinghamshire, said: “It’s really heartening to hear about people taking it upon themselves to design their own personal challenges, raising awareness of the charity and much-needed funds to support our work as they do so.

“E.ON and its employees have been raising money for our Dementia Support Workers for a year now, and we’re impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment shown and are grateful for E.ON’s support.”

For more information about E.ON’s work with Alzheimer’s Society, visit eonenergy.com/charity

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Notes to editors:

Photo shows E.ON employee Victoria von Hoven on her wing walk, which raised money for the company’s official charity partner Alzheimer’s Society.

For more information contact:

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183 681, jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com
Jag Bickham, 02476 181 308, jag.bickham@eon-uk.com