Greene King raises £3m for Macmillan Cancer Support
Greene King pubs throughout the UK have helped raise £3 million for its charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support over the past five years. http://www.greeneking.co.uk
The incredible figure has been revealed following a successful ‘Macmillan May’; Greene King’s month-long fundraising event which saw around 1,000 pubs across the country take on the challenge to raise as much money as possible for the charity by hosting cake sales, raffles, quizzes, family fun days and more.
The pub retailer and brewer, which also owns Belhaven Pubs and Belhaven Brewery, http://www.belhavenpubs.co.uk have another reason to celebrate as it was recognised for its support of the cancer charity by receiving an award for Fundraising Excellence at Macmillan’s annual Corporate Partnership event in May.
Greene King’s support for Macmillan http://www.macmillan.org.uk doesn’t end with £3m, as it takes on its ‘Miles for Macmillan’ campaign, in which the company’s 43,000 team members and its guests are invited to walk, run, bike or swim enough miles to reach the moon. The impressive feat will see them cover a combined quarter of a million miles, taking part in marathons, a London to Paris bike ride in July and climb Mount Kilimanjaro in October.
Rooney Anand, chief executive officer for Greene King, said, “We are all really proud to have reached this £3m fundraising milestone for Macmillan. Our pubs are in the privileged position of being in the heart of communities and this achievement is all down to our amazing team members and customers who have put on fantastic fundraising events over the last five years.
“Our Macmillan partnership is incredibly important to us and I know we’ll continue to put all the passion and energy into it as we aim for the next £1m landmark!”
Lynda Thomas, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “Thank you very much to everyone at Greene King, who have worked very hard to raise this significant sum. At Macmillan we know that by 2030 the number of people living with cancer in Britain will have increased to four million, making Greene King’s support more valuable than ever.”