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npower employee raises a wedge of cash for Macmillan

Golfing enthusiast and npower employee, Jason Scagell has raised £7,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which has been matched pound for pound by the energy company to raise a grand total of over £15,000.

Jason Scagell, head of npower Business and former Captain of the Ladbrook Park Golf Club in Solihull, supported a variety of innovative fundraising activities at the club including an Irish night, a ‘beat the pro’ competition, a Captain’s away day and plenty of auctions and raffles.

Each of Ladbrook Park Golf Club’s captains is tasked with choosing a charity to fundraise for throughout the year. Jason’s choice was inspired by npower’s 12 year partnership with Macmillan.

The money raised is enough to fund 74 fuel grants*, which Macmillan and npower offer to people living with cancer who are struggling to heat their homes.

Jason said: “Fundraising for Macmillan has been great fun and hugely rewarding.  It was a huge team effort and I’d like to pass on my thanks to Ladbrook Park, my colleagues at npower and my family and friends. Macmillan does amazing work to support those whose lives are touched by cancer and I am so happy to have been able to support them.”

Melanie Failes, Senior Partnerships Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support said: "I would like to say a huge thank you to Jason, npower and the Ladbrook Park Golf Club on behalf of everyone at Macmillan. £15,000 is an incredible achievement and will make a massive difference to the lives of people living with cancer across the UK. Your support has meant we are one step closer to helping to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.” 

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*based on the average fuel grant £202


 


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About npower


RWE npower is a leading UK energy company and is part of the RWE Group, one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies. We supply energy for around  4.8 million residential accounts across the UK. Through RWE Generation, we operate and manage a flexible portfolio of coal, oil, biomass and gas-fired power stations, producing more than 10% of the electricity used in Great Britain. We are also on twitter - @npowerhq and Youtube. 


About Macmillan Cancer Support


When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.


That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.


To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk