AROUND 100 npower employees were joined by Swindon Town star Nathan Thompson in Lydiard Park yesterday at a fun run in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The 10k race was the fourth of 10 challenges staff based at the firm’s Windmill Hill Business Park headquarters have set out to complete throughout the year in a bid to raise £150,000 for the charity.

The defender supported the runners en-route and handed out medals at the finish line.

“I was approached to see if I would like to support the npower staff and after hearing it was for Macmillan Cancer Support, I couldn’t refuse,” said Nathan. “Macmillan is a charity that’s very close to me personally and, although I could only join for a little bit, it was a pleasure to show my support today.”

npower’s charity campaign, known as ‘10 for 10’, aims to support people affected by cancer who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

Paul Massara, CEO of npower, said: “For the last 10 years we’ve worked jointly with Macmillan in a partnership that’s now valued in excess of £8m, and it’s thanks to the dedication of our staff that we have managed to achieve this.

“Jointly with Macmillan, we created the Fuel Management Programme to help people affected by cancer who are struggling to pay their energy bills. We hope that the scheme helps to alleviate some of the pressures faced by people affected by cancer at such an important time – so that they can keep warm without the worry.”

To find out about the Fuel Management Programme call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 0000.