This summer we’re supporting Macmillan Cancer Support’s new fundraiser, ‘Summer Lights’ to raise vital funds for people affected by cancer. It’s the perfect excuse to host a get together, while the nights are lighter, the weather is warmer and everyone is in a feel good mood.

Make sure you plan ahead for your Summer Lights gathering – the official date is Saturday 25th June but don’t worry if you can’t hold it on that day, any time around then will still be great.

So how do I get involved?

Host a Summer Lights get together, invite the people that light up your life and then get fundraising. It’s that simple.

Whether you hold an event for just your closest friends or pull out all the stops and invite the whole street, what really matters is that we all stand together for people affected by cancer and give them the support they need.

Free kit!

It’s totally up to you what kind of event you have, but make sure you register and sign up for your free Macmillan Summer Lights kit which has a host of goodies to make your event shine even brighter, such as game suggestions, invitations, a ‘share your shine’ lantern and a donation box. Then it’s up to you whether you give your get together a theme, lay-on some entertainment or cook up a storm to encourage your friends and family to get involved.

Meet the npower Summer Lights Style Team

To get the ball rolling, we’ve asked our style team to each create a different Summer Lights look.

Mark Niemierko - with more than 10 years’ experience as an event planner to the stars, Mark’s knowledge of how to throw the ultimate party is second to none.

Emily Leary - a food, lifestyle and parenting writer, renowned for her award-winning mummy blog, "A Mummy too".

Paula Holmes - Paula is editor of the LDN Diaries - an esteemed, trendsetting lifestyle blog based in London, and the online destination for those wanting to discover the best of what London has to offer.

Geraldine Tan - a lady of many talents, Geraldine is a London based award winning Lifestyle blogger, stylist and photographer who covers topics in the areas of interiors, design, fashion, travel and food.

Poppy - renowned lifestyle blogger and social media consultant, Poppy is editor of "Poppy Loves", a go-to guide to all things creative.

Take a look at our inspirational lighting looks, to really make your Summer Lights gathering sparkle. We’ll also be sharing hints, tips and ‘how-to’ videos on Twitter.

All the information you need on how to get the money you raise to Macmillan is featured in the Summer Lights kit so don’t delay, sign up now.

Supporting Macmillan

Find out more about our 12 year partnership with Macmillan, helping those living with cancer keep warm without the worry.