At ScottishPower we believe we have a responsibility to the planet we live on, and the customers we provide energy to. We want to make a world of difference wherever we can.
We think no one embodies this belief more than Cancer Research UK.
More than one in three people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, and Cancer Research UK is fighting the battle against all cancers. Every day they are actively developing newer, kinder treatments. Every day they are saving lives and adding years.
Last year we started a 3 year long relationship with Cancer Research UK to raise £5 million to help them continue to make a world of difference to so many people’s lives.
In just over 18 months we are delighted to have reached a £3 million milestone. We couldn’t have done it without you. Over £2 million1 of the money raised has come from our Help Beat Cancer product2. For every customer that signs up to our current Help Beat Cancer Product3, we will donate £10 to Cancer Research UK when you join and up to £10 for each year you remain on the product until the end of 2016.4
Our employees have also been taking part in internal fundraising and together with the generosity of our suppliers and customers have raised funds totaling £300,000. Our involvement as the Official Energy Sponsor for Race for Life has raised over £500,000. And, as part of our relationship, we are helping to support the training of clinical fellows and non-clinical PhD students at Edinburgh University and Imperial College London.
Every step forward for Cancer Research UK relies on every pound given, so this will provide much needed money that will help them to continue their important work.
It's a relationship we're committed to, because together we have the energy to help beat cancer.
1 As at September 2013.
2 A number of different versions of the product have been made available. Visit www.scottishpower.co.uk/support-centre/products/previous-products/ for more details and terms and conditions. For details of our current version of the Help Beat Cancer Product and terms and conditions visit www.scottishpower.co.uk/cancer-research-uk/help-beat-cancer-offer/.
3 Help Beat Cancer Fixed Price Energy January 2017 Offer prices will remain fixed until 31st December 2016 but your Direct Debit amount may vary depending on your gas and/or electricity usage. This Offer is only available to Standing Charge customers who take both gas and electricity, pay their bills by monthly Direct Debit and their electricity meter is either a single or two rate meter (excludes heating tariffs). 2 If you switch to another supplier before 31 December 2016, we will apply cancellation charges. The current cancellation charges are £25 for electricity and £25 for gas, each inclusive of VAT at the current rate of 20%.These charges will be amended if there is a change in the VAT rate at any time or times before 31st December 2016 by an amount equivalent to the applicable change in the VAT rate. These charges will not be applied if the agreement is cancelled due to a home move. However, you have the freedom to move to an alternative ScottishPower Offer Product at any point without paying any cancellation charges. Full Product Terms and Conditions apply - visit the Help Beat Cancer Fixed Price Energy January 2017 Offer page.
4 As soon as reasonably practicable after the date when ScottishPower commences your gas and electricity supply under the Offer Product (‘Supply Date’), ScottishPower will donate £10 (if this is the first Help Beat Cancer product that you have subscribed to) to Cancer Research UK Trading Limited, which gives its taxable profits to Cancer Research UK. A further donation will be made by ScottishPower for every month you remain on the product up to a maximum donation of £10 per annum paid at the end of each complete calendar year you remain on the Offer product until the end of the product term. If you do not remain on this Offer product for the full product term a pro-rata amount will be donated based on the number of complete calendar months you remained on the product in the calendar year during which your agreement ended. Full Product Terms and Conditions apply - visit the Help Beat Cancer Fixed Price Energy January 2017 Offer page.