55 npower employees power into North Sea for Macmillan Cancer Support
After raising a staggering £168,000 for Macmillan in 2014, the North Sea Dip kick-starts npower’s new year of fundraising. This year, its employees are challenged to each raise £203 – the equivalent of funding a vital Macmillan nurse for a day – which npower promises to match pound for pound.
Accompanying the group, Customer Services Director Gareth Pickles said, “This event was extremely popular last year and there’s no better reason to run into a freezing-cold sea than doing so for Macmillan Nurses. Our North-East employees contributed over £70,000, which npower matched last year, but hopefully we’ll do even better for the nurses in 2015.”
npower’s £203 employee challenge comes at a time of growing demand for Macmillan services. Macmillan predicts that there are now 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK in 2015, which is an increase of almost half a million people in the last five years alone.
Sarah Griffiths, Senior Partnership Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support said, “I’d like to thank each and every one of the npower employees who ‘brrrraved’ the North Sea challenge to raise vital funds for Macmillan! Our nurses are a lifeline for people affected by cancer and their friends and families, offering free expert support, advice and guidance when it is needed most. No one should face cancer alone, and thanks to the continued fundraising of our partners like npower, one day no one will.”
The npower and Macmillan partnership is at the forefront of change in corporate philanthropy. By combining Macmillan’s knowledge of the day-to-day stresses of people living with cancer, with npower’s commitment to make a real difference to the lives of its most vulnerable customers, we have put in place a Fuel Management Programme and dedicated Macmillan energy advisors on the Macmillan Support Line, helping more people out of fuel poverty and to keep warm without the worry.
If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer and would like more details on the partnership’s Fuel Management Programme, please call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 0000. If you would like more information on what npower does to support Macmillan, please visit npower.com/Macmillan.
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