Npower employees in Leeds have raised more than £1,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support at a sponsored dog walk.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes, from a Giant Schnauzer to a Jack Russell, joined their owners at Golden Acre Park to walk 10K for the charity. The employees from offices in Limewood and Scarcroft were sponsored by friends, family and colleagues. The money raised will be matched pound for pound by npower.
Ruth Worton, Charity Manager at npower, said: “This event has been a great example of how everyone can get involved in charity fundraising – even pets! The enthusiasm from the team has been brilliant, with employees borrowing their neighbours dogs to take part and people already enquiring about next year’s event. I’d like to thank the sponsors for their pledges, as it’s thanks to them that the walk has been such as success. We’re delighted to have raised more than £1,200, which will go towards the essential work that Macmillan does, helping people who are living with 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 places at npower offices throughout the UK.
Will Gogerty from Macmillan Cancer Support adds: “We’ve been working with RWE npower since 2004 and their employees have always been hugely supportive. We’d like to thank everyone that took part in the Leeds event and it’s thanks to their dedication that we can continue supporting people who have been affected by cancer.”