2016 has been yet another great year for npower’s volunteering and fundraising efforts. Over the course of the year, npower staff from all areas of the business walked, ran, baked, cycled and crawled to raise money for Macmillan – while others preferred to sponsor colleagues, buy cakes, or donate an hour’s pay from the comfort of their seat.
Here are some of our fundraisers in action:
Did you know:
npower matches all staff charity fundraising pound for pound!
For 2016 we had an ambitious target of raising £100,000 for Macmillan, but npower employees are never afraid of a challenge, and we actually raised a grand total of £144,000! This gives Macmillan a massive £288,000 once npower have matched the amount, money that will go towards helping those battling cancer keep warm without the worry, as well as supporting Macmillan’s brilliant work to ensure sufferers don’t face cancer alone.
npower has had a partnership with Macmillan since 2004, and we take great pride in getting as many people who work here as possible involved in our fundraising efforts.
Macmillan wasn’t the only charity to benefit from our contribution in 2016, we had another successful year with colleagues going to amazing lengths to challenge themselves while fundraising for their charities of choice, often local to their communities. Over 70 npower staff supported different causes by volunteering to dig and replant gardens, paint the inside of schools, weed and clean dog shelters, cuddle cats, and get muddy for local charities. Barnados, Dementia UK, the Trussell Trust and WheelPower were among some of the charities to benefit from a share of the £78,000 we raised last year.