Energetic employees raise £45,000 in charity climbing challenge - The Worcester Observer

Energetic employees raise £45,000 in charity climbing challenge

Worcester Editorial 2nd Jul, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A GROUP of energetic Worcester employees have helped raise £45,000 for charity by climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

The nine employees from npower’s Worcester office joined 132 others from across the UK to trek more than 24 miles to the top of the three highest peaks in Yorkshire, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, at a height of 700m each.

In aid of charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support, each team member had an individual fundraising target of £100, which they collectively surpassed, reaching £22,500, which npower match funded the total fundraising pot hit £45,000.

Clare McDougall, npower’s head of community, who joined the team on their Yorkshire journey, said: “I am so proud of each and every colleague who took part in this massive challenge for Macmillan. We had a mixture of abilities with some people who’d never hiked before and others that were complete professionals.




“It took us a full day to complete and all our remaining energy to reach the end and return to our campsite at Holme Farm. It was extremely tough at times, but we did it for those very dear friends and family members affected by cancer and with thoughts of them we soldiered on.”

Whilst up in the Peaks, the team took the opportunity to join in with Macmillan’s new fundraising campaign, Summer Lights, with hundreds of candles and fairy lights lighting up the tents and campsite, celebrating the loved ones who ‘light up their lives’.


Elisa Beeley, partnership officer at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “It has been amazing to take part in this intrepid adventure alongside friends at npower. A huge thank you to each and every one of the team who have raised vital funds for Macmillan.

“Our partnership with npower has gone from strength to strength over the last 12 years and we’ve been able to help thousands of people affected by cancer, to help ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.”

Call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 0000 (Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm) or visit npower.com/Macmillan

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