How we're helping Macmillan Cancer Support


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It’s the happiest time of year for many. But for some, especially people living with cancer, the Christmas season simply underlines the struggle they face. That’s why we’re very proud to partner with Macmillan Cancer Support to help those in need.

Macmillan strives to improve the lives of people with cancer by providing all kinds of support—financial, medical, and emotional. It’s a huge task—especially considering Macmillan is almost entirely funded by donations.

This year, as our Christmas gift to Macmillan we are supporting and powering Macmillan’s Tree of Light. The Tree of Light is a giant 10 metre  high Christmas tree in London’s Covent Garden.  We’d love you to help us fill the tree with thousands of baubles and messages of love, hope or remembrance. For more information on how you can get involved, visit

As well as raising money, the Tree of Light also provides an important way for people across the United Kingdom to remember those whose lives have been touched by cancer.

We are exceptionally proud of our relationship with Macmillan and have a long tradition of supporting Macmillan at grass roots level since 2003, Our employees are great runners of marathons, climbers of mountains and bakers of cakes with the goal of raising money—and awareness—for this great charity.

Of course, as an energy provider, we believe it’s especially important for us to support Macmillan in their efforts to reduce fuel poverty. People with cancer are twice as likely as others to be struggling to pay their bills and keep warm—because of declining income or even job loss, because people with cancer spend more time at home, and because, quite simply, people with cancer tend to feel the cold more.

With Macmillan we have developed the award-winning Fuel Management Programme. This programme helps cancer patients manage outstanding bills, reduce their fuel costs, and make their homes more energy efficient. The aim is to help those living with cancer to reduce their bills to below 10% of income.  Similarly, the Warm Home Discount gives elderly and disabled people and families on low incomes an annual £135 contribution towards their energy bills. Learn more about these initiatives.

Want to get involved? Here’s how you can support Macmillan. If you or someone you know is in need of support from the Fuel Management Programme, please call the Macmillan team on 0808 808 0000 (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm).

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