Our partnership with npower

In total, npower has contributed £16.6 million to help over 46,000 families affected by cancer keep warm without the worry. To find out more, read below or download our partnership impact report.

Nearly 1 in 3 people (33%) diagnosed with cancer say they feel the cold more (Source: Macmillan/YouGov, 2018). The side effects of treatment – like weight or hair loss – can make it harder to keep warm, meaning you often need to turn the heat up. This can have an impact on energy bills, at a time when it may be impossible to work. That’s why we worked with npower to help people living with cancer keep warm without worrying about the cost.

Since the start of our partnership, npower employees have shown massive support for Macmillan by taking part in a range of fundraising activities each year including hikes, cycling challenges, and rowing events, as well as taking part in World’s Biggest Coffee Morning across all their sites.

The £4.6m raised through employee fundraising to date goes towards providing Macmillan fuel grants*, worth an average of £197 each, helping people put on their heating when they need it most.

npower has also supported Macmillan’s Energy Advice Team, who offer guidance and help source support for people living with cancer who are struggling to keep warm, no matter who supplies their gas and electricity.

* Eligibility criteria apply.

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Source: YouGov survey total sample size was 1014 adults who have been diagnosed with cancer in the last 2 years. Fieldwork was undertaken between 19th October - 7th November 2018. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all people living with cancer who were diagnosed in the last 2 years.