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Team get the spooks for Macmillan Cancer Support

Around 35 npower employees from its Burton offices hav completed a five hour ‘spookfest’ in aid of charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support.

The spookfest, which involved a haunted sleepover at The Towers Hospital in Leicester, is part of ongoing ‘£203 challenge’, where all npower employees are challenged throughout 2015 to raise £203 – enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for a day.

The haunted sleepover, which transported the team back to 1869 when the property was an asylum, has so far raised £2,500 for Macmillan – which npower pledges to match pound for pound, taking the grand total to a not so spooky £5,000.

Taking part in the sleepover was Chris Henry, npower’s Quality Manager at Burton who commented: “I recently lost a close family member to cancer and so was keen to do all I could to support Macmillan. It was well worth putting myself through a challenging night of fear for such a good cause!"

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:  “Our partnership together 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 with 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 to everyone who was ‘spooked’ for Macmillan!”

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 help its most vulnerable customers, the businesses have been able to put into place a Fuel Management Programme – which helps npower customers affected by cancer better manage their heating costs. npower has also funded a dedicated team of energy advisors on the Macmillan Support Line, who offer support and energy advice to people affected by cancer, whoever their energy supplier may be 

If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer and would like more details on the partnership’s Fuel Management Programme, 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.

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28 power along the Yorkshire coast for Macmillan Cancer Support

Around 28 npower employees from its Hull offices, accompanied by canine companions Stanley and Amber, have completed a 10 mile coastal walk in aid of charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support.

The power walk is part of ongoing ‘£203 challenge’, where all npower employees are challenged throughout 2015 to raise £203 – enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for a day.

Using the Flamborough and Yorkshire Coast Heritage route, the team took four hours to complete the walk across rugged terrain, raising £2,500 for Macmillan which the energy supplier pledges to match pound for pound, taking the grand total raised to £5,000.

After losing over 2.5 stone since February this year, the charity walk marked a key milestone for npower colleague Matt Wilson. He commented: “I’ve taken part in this to help and support all the people who are affected by cancer, as well as to reap the benefits of getting fit.”

By setting himself such an incredible personal challenge, Matt has managed to raise £1,730 of the group’s overall total. He continued: “I’m extremely proud to work for a company that has an 11 year partnership with Macmillan. My mum had breast cancer, I have family friends who are currently having treatment and my friend’s mother is a Macmillan nurse, so this charity is enormously important to me.”

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:  “Our partnership together 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 with 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!”

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 help its most vulnerable customers, the businesses have been able to put into place a Fuel Management Programme – which helps npower customers affected by cancer better manage their heating costs. npower has also funded a dedicated team of energy advisors on the Macmillan Support Line, who offer support and energy advice to people affected by cancer, whoever their energy supplier may be 

If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer and would like more details on the partnership’s Fuel Management Programme, 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.

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120 ‘pound the ground’ in 10k run for Macmillan Cancer Support

For the fourth year in a row, around 120 npower employees and friends from partner company Xoserve are taking part in a 10k fun run for joint charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.

The fun run is part of the npower £203 challenge, where all employees are challenged throughout 2015 to raise £203 - enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for a day. Overall, the Tudor Grange event is expected to generate £3,000 for Macmillan, which the energy supplier pledges to match pound for pound.

Taking part in the 10k was Victoria Swift, who commented: “Around 40 of my colleagues and I ran or helped out at the 10k, so this was a great team-building exercise for us – and the fact it was for Macmillan made it even better. Supporting our charity partner enables us to make a positive difference to people affected by cancer, something which is close to all of our hearts.”

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:  “Our partnership together 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 with 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!”

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 help its most vulnerable customers, the businesses have been able to put into place a Fuel Management Programme – which helps npower customers affected by cancer better manage their heating costs. npower has also funded a dedicated team of energy advisors on the Macmillan Support Line, who offer support and energy advice to people affected by cancer, whoever their energy supplier may be.

If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer and would like more details on the partnership’s Fuel Management Programme, 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. 

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