30 April 2014
Earlier this month, staff from npower’s Rainton House offices have taken part in numerous fundraising tasks, including a three-round golf challenge and a 24-hour lock-in for Macmillan. The fundraising event came to a close with a crazy golf competition on Friday, where employees used their break-times to compete in departments to see who could raise the most money and get the best score.
It’s the third of ten events that npower employees can take part in throughout 2014 to mark npower’s ten-year partnership with Macmillan. The campaign, known as ’10 for 10’, is a company-wide challenge that tasks employees to raise £150,000 for the charity, which the energy supplier pledges to match pound for pound.
Gavin Blagden, a senior trainer for npower, said:
“It was great to take part in the crazy golf challenge as it’s a fun way to raise money for a very worthy cause. As a company, we try to do as much as we can for Macmillan, so it’s nice to know that we’re all helping to provide support for those affected by cancer.”
The ’10 for 10’ decathlete, Ian Harm, said:
“npower has nominated me to take part in every challenge and share my experiences with fellow staff. I was one of 20 who took part in the three-round golf challenge at Sharpley Golf Club last Wednesday - and the thick fog ensured it was difficult for us.”
The Customer Services advisor continued:
“Despite only seeing 30 yards in front of us, our group managed to complete 54 holes in twelve hours and raise over £1,000 for Macmillan - so we’re delighted with how it went.”
These events follow the North Sea Dip launch on the 28th January, where 78 employees from across npower’s North East offices were lead into the sea by Customer Services Director, Gareth Pickles.
’10 for 10’ aims to support people affected by cancer who are struggling to pay their energy bills. Often, cancer and its treatment can result in people feeling the cold more and, because of needing to turn their heating on more often, this can potentially put them at risk of fuel poverty.
Heather Tyrer, Community Delivery Manager at npower added:
“We’re proud that our colleagues at Rainton House have been so enthusiastic for Macmillan. It’s a charity that’s personally helped a lot of our npower colleagues, so many of our staff continually invest their personal time into planning and delivering fundraising events for them.
“Jointly with Macmillan, we created the Fuel Management Programme to help people affected by cancer who are struggling to pay their energy bills. We hope that the scheme helps to alleviate some of the pressures faced by people affected by cancer at such an important time - so that they can keep warm without the worry.”
Part of the amount that’s raised from ’10 for 10’ will go towards funding new Energy Advisors on the Macmillan Support Line. These advisors will support people affected by cancer who are struggling to pay their fuel bills and refer them to this programme, as well as other schemes.
If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer and would like more details on the Fuel Management Programme, please call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 0000. Alternatively, if you would like more information on npower’s support for Macmillan, please visit npower.com/Macmillan.
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