A DRESS down day held in the spirit of the Olympics has raised £1,000 for a cancer charity.
On Friday, Greene King staff in Bury St Edmunds showed their true colours by dressing up in red, white and blue to celebrate all things British and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The team at the Westgate Brewery made the patriotic change to their normal working day, donning fancy dress to show their support for Britain’s sporting heroes and raise vital funds for the charity.
Mark Blythman, from Greene King, said: “Greene King is proud to be British – that’s why the red, white and blue theme seemed so appropriate, and it also coincided with the start of the world’s biggest sporting event.
“In true British form, Greene King and Macmillan are pulling together to improve the lives of people fighting cancer.”
Greene King hopes to raise £1 million for Macmillan over the next three years and, so far, its Bury staff have raised £4,200 towards its target, with the company as a whole having raised more than £40,000.
Rachel Gascoigne, from Macmillan, said: “I’d like to thank everyone at Greene King brewery for their support. I am sure this is one of many good fund-raising events to come from Greene King staff this year.”