Solihull Npower Volunteers Recognised By Buckingham Palace
Two kind-hearted volunteers from npower’s Solihull Office have been recognised for their ongoing work with Macmillan Cancer Support by HRH The Prince of Wales.
Sam Schiaffino and Linda Owen were invited to a reception Buckingham Palace on 31st January hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, where their life-changing contributions to helping people living with cancer were recognised.
Sam and Linda have been supporting Macmillan’s Buddy Scheme for four years, since the scheme was rolled out across Solihull’s npower office. They have been regularly helping people affected by cancer with practical and emotional support, from lending a hand with the shopping to sitting down for a cup of tea and a chat.
Sam said of her visit to the Palace: “It was a fantastic night and I am so proud to be one of the volunteers recognised. It was an absolute honour to be invited to Buckingham Palace to meet and speak to HRH The Prince of Wales. It’s definitely something I will never forget and will cherish forever”.
As well as many volunteering their time, npower staff raised £144,000 for Macmillan in 2016, which was matched pound for pound by the energy company.
npower and Macmillan have been working together for over 13 years and have helped more than 34,000 families with cancer keep warm without worrying about the cost. npower’s Macmillan Fund caps energy bills and writes off debt for eligible customers who are living with cancer and npower also supports Macmillan’s Energy Advice Team, which offers help and guidance for people, regardless of their energy supplier.