Brewery launches first charity partnership
BURY St Edmunds based brewer Greene King has pledged its ongoing support to a cancer charity.
The leading pub retailer has launched its first UK-wide charity partnership and aims to raise £1million for Macmillan Cancer Support over the next three years.
Fund-raising was kicked off at Greene King’s annual Real Beer and Food Festival, held two weeks ago at its Westgate Brewery, in Bury.
A total of £2,000 has already been raised for the cause, including £200 from the festival, and other fund-raising activities are planned throughout the year, including a 480km cycle challenge from London to Paris and a sponsored run in Bury.
The pub giant will also be joining Macmillan’s flagship event, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on September 28.
Rachel Gascoigne, from Macmillan, said: “It’s great to see Greene King employees throwing themselves into their fund-raising for Macmillan. It’s events like these that really add up and make a difference to people affected by cancer.”
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