Record fund raiser by Greene King staff

Greene King's Adam Underwood and Nicola Talbot with Rachel Gascoigne of Macmillan. ANL-141126-130244001
Greene King's Adam Underwood and Nicola Talbot with Rachel Gascoigne of Macmillan. ANL-141126-130244001

Staff at Greene King’s Bury St Edmunds headquarters contributed £1,800 to the £125,000 its employees raised nationally for the Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this year.

Staff from across the pub retailer’s estate created their own take on World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, such as Old English Inn’s ‘biggest cupcake’ competition to Loch Fyne’s ‘cake-off’ contest.

Money Greene King has raised through World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2014 is more than seven per cent up on last year.

Rachel Gascoigne, partnership manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “For the third year running Greene King has raised a record amount, testament to the tremendous fundraising efforts of employees and customers.

Rooney Anand, Greene King’s chief executive Greene King said: “I’m really proud that our employees and customers have raised such a huge amount.

“Knowing that the £125,176 we’ve raised will to help fund Macmillan’s cancer support services in local communities right across the UK is a fantastic reward for our fundraising efforts.”

This is the third year Greene King has supported Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning as part of a three year charity partnership, during which their participation in the coffee morning fundraiser has raised £343,212.

The Christmas period will also see Greene King offer a menu promotion where 20p from selected desserts will be donated to the charity.