Sporting events raise over £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support - The Solihull Observer

Sporting events raise over £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Solihull Editorial 26th Nov, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

A TEAM of 28 graduates from npower’s office in Solihull helped raise over £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The energetic graduates came together to hatch a plan and decided to align their fundraising efforts around key sporting events throughout the year.

Wimbledon saw employees rally to the cause, the Tour De France followed with employees pedalling their way to fundraising success and the Graduate Triathlon left just one more event to cover.

With Rugby fever sweeping the nation, staff at npower ramped up the fundraising activities by selling cakes, samosas and raffle tickets.

Employees also harnessed their competitive spirit in a touch rugby tournament which raised nearly £2,000.

Added to the previous three fund raising tasks, a grand total of £10,251 was raised – which was matched by npower to take the total to over £20,000.

Joshua Soloman, who started the commercial analyst graduate scheme in September, said: “Taking part in the sporting challenge was great fun and was the most energising lunch break I’ve had so far.

“Being new to the company, it was a fantastic way to meet new people, all whilst raising a huge amount of money for a great cause.

“I left the pitch covered in mud and very worn out, but all the hard work and rushing back to the office was worth it as we were crowned the winners and celebrated by eating samosas and doughnuts.”

Macmillan and npower work together to support people affected by cancer.

For more information on what npower does to support Macmillan, visit

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