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Swindon fun run raises thousands for Macmillan

Around 130 employees from npower, RWE and Innogy’s offices in Swindon put their best fundraising feet forward in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support when they took part in a fun run challenge.

Now in its seventh year, the Swindon 10km challenge raised a fantastic £1810 this year for Macmillan, which npower pledges to match pound for pound, taking the grand total to £3620.

The fundraising route began within the office grounds after a warm-up, then onto Lydiard Park with each runner completing 13,200 steps to raise funds for the charity. The grounds around the site and park were transformed for the race, with volunteer marshals and first aiders helping to ensure the runners safety as they made their way around the 10km course.

Winner of the run was emissions control engineer, Niall Moroney, who completed the 10km distance in 36 minutes 18 seconds, and the fastest 5km runner was Alan Souch, who finished in 26 minutes 41 seconds.

Hope Jack, IT Generation Business Partner who helped organise the event, said: “It was hard work to coordinate the event, but well worth the effort. I would like to thank all the marshals, volunteers and the Macmillan team for all their help. Together we have helped raise money for a fantastic cause.”

 

Catrin Hale, Partnership Development Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “On behalf of everyone at Macmillan I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that took part in the Swindon 10km run – the money raised will make such a difference to the lives of people living with cancer across the UK. The fantastic npower employees who have given their time, money and passion means we are a step closer to helping to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.”

Macmillan have been npower’s charity partner for over 13 years and during this time, has given over £7 million to help over 29,000 families by providing them with support such as emergency energy grants or writing off their debt.

npower’s Macmillan Fund is the only programme in the UK that offers bespoke support to people living with cancer by capping energy bills and writing off debt.

If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer and would like more details on the partnership’s npower Macmillan Fund, 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.

 

Notes to Editors

npower (npower Group plc) is one of Britain’s leading energy companies, and is part of the innogy SE group.

We serve around 5.1 million residential and business accounts with electricity and gas (As published in Q3 Results 2016).

innogy SE is Germany’s leading energy company, with revenue of around €46 billion (2015), more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, innogy addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. Its activities focus on its 23 million customers, and on offering them innovative and sustainable products and services which enable them to use energy more efficiently and improve their quality of life.

 

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