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30 become npower’s ‘Total Warriors’ for Macmillan Cancer Support

This weekend, 30 npower employees from its Leeds offices powered across a 12 kilometre course featuring human BBQs, electric shocks and ice dunks to become ‘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.

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34 become npower’s ‘Total Warriors’ for Macmillan Cancer Support

This weekend, 34 npower employees from its Rainton offices powered across a 12 kilometre course featuring human BBQs, electric shocks and ice dunks to become ‘Total Warriors’ for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The group signed up to the Total Warrior challenge, which took place in Leeds, 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 a fantastic npower total of £4,700 for Macmillan, which the energy supplier pledges to match pound for pound, taking the grand total raised to £9,400.

Carolann Williams, who is a performance coach at Rainton House, said: “The whole experience was like nothing I’ve ever done before but I’m so proud I completed it! After previously having cancer when I was 18 years old, raising money for Macmillan means a lot to me. Thankfully I have the ‘all clear’ now and that I can give back to nurses at such a great charity.”

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: “Carolann 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.

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More help available after warmth scheme helps Merseyside resident

A Liverpool resident, who was living without a working boiler in her home, has received help after a warmth scheme brought charities together to fund a new boiler for her. Now the scheme is appealing for more Merseyside residents living with long-term, cold-related illnesses to come forward.

Seventy-eight year old Mavis Herlihy suffers from arthritis, has high blood pressure and was referred to the npower Health Through Warmth scheme by Liverpool City Council. The scheme is managed locally by co-ordinator Robbie McAndrew who is assisted by Janet Hughes, and both are based at partner organisation Energy Projects Plus. npower Health Through Warmth aims to help vulnerable residents whose health is made worse by the cold due to inadequate heating and insulation.

Robbie, who has been the local Health Through Warmth co-ordinator for 10 years, said: “We’re delighted we helped Mavis to get a new boiler which cost £1,710. We received partial funding from two charities and the balance of £590 was paid from the unique npower Health Through Warmth Crisis Fund.

“We’re looking to help more people like Mavis in the Merseyside area and people do not need to be, or become, an npower customer to benefit. There are certain eligibility requirements around illnesses, finances and home ownership, so please visit www.HealthThroughWarmth.com to for more details.”

Since the scheme was founded in 2000, more than 86,000 vulnerable residents in England and Wales have been referred to npower Health Through Warmth for aid with heating and insulation.  In the Merseyside area, the scheme has helped over,5,600 households access £7.3 million worth of measures and installations, with over £1 million being contributed from the unique npower Health Through Warmth Crisis fund.

Mavis, who’s delighted with her new boiler, said: “I’m over the moon that I’ve been able to turn the central heating on last winter and it’s been lovely to be warm through the cold months. I’d like to thank Robbie and Janet from Energy Projects Plus for all of their effort helping me, and I can’t praise the contractors enough for their tidy workmanship.”

Elaine Midwinter, npower Health Through Warmth scheme manager, concluded: “We’re delighted to have been able to help Mavis and hear that she was  able to keep warm last winter – it makes all of our work worthwhile. We look forward to helping more people from the Merseyside area.”

For more information about Health Through Warmth – including eligibility criteria on illnesses, finances and home ownership – please visit www.healththroughwarmth.com. To speak to your  local Merseyside co-ordinator, please call 0800 043 0151.

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