May 17, 2012, 1:10 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- npower employees in Solihull have been limbering up as they prepare to pound the pavements for charity.
More than 110 employees from npower's offices in Solihull will be undertaking a ten kilometre run to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. They'll be racing against each other to try and reach their fundraising target of £4,000. The race will start at Tudor Grange Park and participants will make their way around the surrounding area.
Ruth Worton, Charity Manager at npower, said: "This is the first time that we've organised a run for Macmillan in Solihull and it's great to see so many people signed up to take part. Whatever their ability, everyone has been training really hard in the run-up to the event. Macmillan is a charity close to many of our hearts and we can’t wait to get out on the track and start raising money for such a good cause."
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 places at npower offices throughout the UK.
Ruth continued: "We're proud to have such a long term partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, which is valued at more than £5 million. It’s a cause that is close to home for many of our employees and this event is another example of their passion to make a difference and help people affected by cancer.
"I'd like to wish everyone taking part good luck and thank them for their enthusiasm and support for the fantastic work that Macmillan does."
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About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three Britons will get cancer. Two million are living with and beyond cancer. For anyone affected by cancer, Macmillan can help.
For those living with cancer, the good days really matter. Macmillan is there to help them have more good days. For answers, support or just a chat, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan on 0808 808 00 00.
npower is one of Britain's largest electricity suppliers and supplies gas, electricity and related services to 6.6 million customers across the UK.
The partnership between Macmillan and npower was short-listed for the Charity Times
Corporate National Partnership of the Year 2010.
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