npower employees in Solihull have raised more than £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in a 10 kilometre run for the charity.
More than 110 employees from npower’s offices in Solihull pounded the pavements in Tudor Grange Park for the cause, to raise the fantastic sum.
Ruth Worton, Charity Manager at RWE npower, said: “This is the first time that we’ve organised a run for Macmillan Cancer Support in Solihull, so it was great to see so many people taking part. We’re delighted to have raised more than £4,000, which will go towards the essential work that Macmillan do, helping people who are living with cancer. I’d like to thank everyone that participated in the run.”
npower employee, Kevin Clarke from Solihull was prompted to participate after being diagnosed with skin cancer. He comments: “When I was diagnosed, it came as such a shock, and made me realise that this could happen to anyone. It’s great to see people supporting Macmillan as the charity is vital when it comes to helping and supporting patients and families, who have been affected by cancer.”
Over the last eight years, npower’s partnership with Macmillan has reached more than £5 million. This has been achieved through large scale fundraising events and through individual efforts from staff who have run marathons and climbed mountains. This year there will be a number of 10K runs and charity walks taking place at npower offices throughout the UK.