30 become npower’s ‘Total Warriors’ for Macmillan Cancer Support
The group signed up to the Total Warrior challenge, which took place at Bramham Park, as part of npower’s ongoing ‘£203 challenge’. The challenge asks all npower employees to raise £203 in 2015 – enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for a day.
By crawling through thick mud, climbing sheer rock and running through thick spider webs, the group have currently raised an npower total of £4,700 for Macmillan, which the energy company pledges to match pound for pound, taking the grand total to £9,400.
Harpreet Birk, who is a consultant at npower’s Scarcroft base, said: “After seeing the videos online, I was so scared before this challenge but I’m so proud to have completed it! I lost my nan very suddenly to cancer so Macmillan is a very special charity to me, and I’m proud my employer partners with them to help people affected by cancer.”
npower’s £203 challenge comes at a time of growing demand for Macmillan professionals, like Macmillan nurses. The leading cancer charity estimates that there are currently 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, which is an increase of almost half a million people in the last five years – and this number is set to double by 2030.
Melanie Failes, Senior Partnership Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Harpreet and the group have done such a great job to get through all the mud, creepy crawlies and electric shocks to be Total Warriors for our nurses!
“Our partnership has gone from strength to strength over the last 11 years and thanks to npower, we’ve been able to help thousands of people affected by cancer out of fuel poverty, and ensure that no one has to face cancer alone. This has been achieved thanks to the support of the fantastic npower employees who have given their time, money, expertise and passion to make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. Thank you!”
npower and Macmillan work together to help people affected by cancer. If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer and would like details on the partnership’s initiatives, like the joint Fuel Management Programme, and how they could help you manage your energy costs, please call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 0000 (Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm).
Alternatively, if you would like more information on what npower does to support Macmillan, please visit npower.com/Macmillan.