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ScottishPower And Cancer Research UK Form Charity Relationship

10/02/2012

ScottishPower has announced a new relationship with Cancer Research UK, the cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.  As part of this relationship, Cancer Research UK will be ScottishPower’s principal charity for the next three years, with the aim of raising over £5m to help beat cancer.

As well as raising much needed funds towards the life-saving research which could help more people survive cancer in the future, ScottishPower will also work with Cancer Research UK to share healthy living messages with their customers and employees to help reduce the risk of cancer. 

A new ‘Help Beat Cancer Discounted Energy’ product is also being launched. The product, which will be available to order from February 10th, will give customers a guaranteed discount of 3% below ScottishPower’s standard monthly Direct Debit prices until 31st December 2014.  For every customer that signs up, ScottishPower will donate £15 to Cancer Research UK, and a further £10* for every year that the customer stays on the product. The product will have no cancellation charge. ScottishPower will also be the Official Energy Sponsor of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life – the UK’s largest women only fundraising event.

Neil Clitheroe, ScottishPower’s CEO of Energy Retail and Generation, said “We are proud to be supporting Cancer Research UK. More than one in three people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, which will impact both our customers and our employees. We want to support Cancer Research UK in its battle against all cancers and we hope our relationship will help to raise a significant amount of money to allow Cancer Research UK to continue developing new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

“We also plan to send information to help create greater awareness of cancer and steps towards prevention among our customers and employees. For those who want to get involved and help us support Cancer Research UK, a new product is also being launched.  It is a straightforward energy product that offers a discount on our standard monthly Direct Debit prices. We will also make a donation to Cancer Research UK on behalf of our customers at sign-up, and a further donation each year the customer stays on the product*.”

Dr Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, said:

“Cancer Research UK is delighted to have been chosen as ScottishPower’s principal charity partner for the next three years. We’re excited about working together to provide customers with important information on healthy living and to raise much needed funds for the vital research needed to beat cancer and save more lives.”

The Help Beat Cancer Discounted Energy January 2015 Offer will be available to both existing customers and new customers, either directly from ScottishPower or through most switching sites, from Friday 10th February 2012 with energy supply from Monday 27th February 2012. Race for Life 2012 was recently launched by Cancer Research UK, further details available at: http://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/index.html

*On 31st December each year that the customer remains continuously on the Offer Product until 31st December 2014 (inclusive), ScottishPower will donate £10 to Cancer Research UK.

Media Information: Paul Ferguson, 0141 614 4535 / 07702 665 924

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