npower and Wolves go wild for fundraising fun
on: April 17, 2009, 8:50 am
sponsored basketball team, Worcester Wolves, will be making their
opponents green with envy as they revamp their warm-up strip and
shoot for Macmillan in a charity fundraiser match.
team has joined with club sponsors npower
in becoming a lean, green, fighting machine, raising awareness
and vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support when they meet the
Sheffield Sharks at their last home game of the season on 19th
April. The game tips at 4pm at the Wolves' home venue at the University
will be invited to join in the fun, with giant Macmillan foam
hands and Macmillan merchandise on sale, a blind auction and a
shoot-out for a pound per play at half-time, with proceeds going
to the cancer charity.
addition to the fundraising activity, npower
has pledged to donate £50 for every three pointer scored
during the match by the Worcester Wolves.
Wolves' head coach, Skouson Harker, said: "We are delighted
to be able to back such a worthwhile cause. The team is busy gearing
up to go out on court in green, and hard at work to make sure
we get the most out of npower's three-pointer pledge."
for Macmillan, Emily Leggett, said: "This charity match is
an ideal way to get our messages out to the community about the
range of services we offer to help people affected by cancer.
With as little as a pound, we can make sure our information reaches
one more person, and that could make all the difference."
club sponsor and partner to Macmillan, npower has previously worked
with the Wolves in a range of fundraising initiatives, including
coffee mornings and sporting events.
Hart, community involvement manager at npower,
said: "We will be rooting for the Wolves on Sunday as they
raise money for Macmillan, and hopefully win the match, by racking
up those three-pointers."
Notes to Editor:
1. Macmillan Cancer Research
has been npower's charity partner since 2004, with a partnership
valued at £2.6 million.
Worcester Wolves club sponsor npower is the supplier of green
energy to Wembley Stadium and the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.
npower also sponsors the Test Match Series in England, Women's
Test Series, the Twenty20 Cup and the Village Cup.
npower, sponsors of the 2009 npower Ashes Series, is one of Britain's
largest electricity suppliers and supplies gas, electricity and
related services to 6.6 million customers across the UK.
npower has been awarded the prestigious CommunityMark from Business
in the Community (BITC). npower is the only utility business,
amongst 21 other companies in the UK, to receive this accolade.
The CommunityMark is a new BITC standard which has been created
to recognise companies that are good investors in local communities
and who have brought about real and positive changes.
npower Active programme, which is run in partnership with the
English Federation of Disability Sport, has been awarded a prestigious
'Silver Big Tick' by Business in the Community.
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