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npower employees reach new heights in support of Macmillan

Employees from npower’s Worcester  office have taken on the mighty Pennine Skyline Marathon trek to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support , npower’s charity partner of 14 years.

The team raised over a staggering £10,000, which npower matched £4£ giving a grand total of  over £20,000.

On Friday night the fundraisers headed to the village of Edale in the Peak District, where they spent the evening mentally preparing for the challenge ahead.

Paul Tonkinson, Regulation Advisor at npower’s Worcester office, explains why he took on the challenge: “Someone very close to me has been through cancer, so this walk had an extra special meaning for me. It was a long day, but my group kept each other going, even when we wanted to stop!”

The route, taking around ten hours to complete, began  early morning on Saturday. The team headed out around the skyline, starting with the Mam Tor ridgeline with spectacular views of the Kinder plateau. After reaching Kinder Low they continued along the southern ridge of the plateau, around Ladybower Reservoir, up and over Winhill Pike and back to the comfort of their accommodation in Edale.

Catrin Hale, Senior Partnership Development Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “It’s great to see npower employees taking on such an enduring challenge to raise money for Macmillan. The number of people living with cancer in the UK is rising and so we greatly appreciate the continued dedication of our supporters at npower. The money raised will be used to provide Macmillan fuel grants to help people living with cancer who are struggling with their energy bills.”

npower and Macmillan have been working together for over 14 years and have helped more than 34,000 families with cancer keep warm without worrying about the cost. npower’s Macmillan Fund caps energy bills and writes off debt for eligible customers who are living with cancer and npower also supports Macmillan’s Energy Advice Team, which offers help and guidance for people, regardless of their energy supplier.