HORIZON NEWS - 28.09.2018

Menai Bridge RFC ‘warming up’ thanks to Horizon Nuclear Power

Menai Bridge Rugby Club has converted its old heating and lighting system by substituting their old kit with new, energy efficient alternatives, thanks to a donation from Horizon Nuclear Power.

The rugby club applied to Horizon for funding support from its Community Investment Scheme, so they could replace the clubhouse’s outdated fluorescent strip lighting with new LEDs, which will improve the building’s energy efficiency. They also needed to replace the existing inefficient electric heater to allow the club’s players and other community groups to continue using the clubhouse during the winter months.
The clubhouse not only caters for Menai Bridge Rugby Club and the club’s junior teams, but it’s also used by a number of community groups and educational organisations, including Bangor University, Môn Actif Woods, Môn Search and Rescue, Babinogion nursery and Ysgol David Hughes.
Sion Hughes, honorary secretary of Menai Bridge Rugby Club, said: “Our clubhouse is used by around 600 people every year, so we’ve been working hard to update our facilities and bring them up to modern standards. The improvements we’ve made are all thanks to funds we’ve raised through our own initiatives and support from companies such as Horizon.
“We’re extremely grateful to Horizon for its generous contribution to this project, which not only creates a nicer, warmer environment, but one that is more energy efficient and keeps our costs down.”
Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director, Operational Development at Horizon Nuclear Power said: “Rugby is at the heart of Welsh culture and clubs such as Menai Bridge RFC play a big part in bringing together people of all ages to enjoy playing and watching sport. We’re delighted to help the club modernise its facilities, so it can continue its good work for the community and reduce its carbon footprint.”
For more information about the Community Investment Scheme and how to apply, visit
Find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power and the proposals for Wylfa Newydd by visiting, calling 0800 954 9516 or emailing   To keep up to date, follow @horizonnuclear on Twitter and Instagram.
For more information about Menai Bridge Rugby Club and to enquire about using its facilities, visit
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Notes to editors:
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,800MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ up to 850 people each once operational with construction workforces of up to 9,000.
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.