13 July 2016
Cumbria Nuclear Solutions Limited (CNSL) kicks off its ‘Decade of Safe Decommissioning’ celebrations with great success through the consortium’s second annual charity cricket match.
CNSL is a consortium comprising James Fisher Nuclear, REACT Engineering, Shepley Engineers, Jacobs Stobbarts, Westinghouse Electric Company and WYG. They are celebrating their tenth anniversary of nuclear decommissioning in 2016 and have committed to a year of community events to celebrate this significant achievement.
The six companies held this year’s tournament at Cleator Cricket Club on Friday, 8th July, in aid of Friends of Chernobyl’s Children (FOCC) charity. The day was a great success and was enjoyed by all on what was a glorious West Cumbrian day. For the second year in succession, the event coincided with the visit of the children from Belarus, who are currently in West Cumbria staying with various host families whilst enjoying all that the Lake District has to offer.
Nick Houghton, CNSL Director and Chairman, said: “Once again, CNSL’s annual charity cricket match was a roaring success, and to raise funds and awareness for such a worthwhile charity is a privilege. CNSL is proud to achieve a ‘Decade of Safe Decommissioning’ and being able to celebrate this significant milestone with our local community whilst having fun is a great feeling.”
Mike Starkie, Copeland’s first elected Mayor, attended to support the event and met the children, who had a fun filled day playing football and cricket in the sun. The funds raised by CNSL’s charity match, nearly £800 in total, will contribute towards ensuring that the children can visit the area again next year, and many subsequent years, allowing the children to gain some life-enhancing experiences.
CNSL is delighted to be able to continue supporting such a worthwhile cause and looks forward to the children visiting next year, in time for the third annual CNSL charity cricket match. CNSL would like to thank Cleator Cricket Club for hosting the event, and congratulate WYG, the winners of the 2016 tournament.