Staff at Bury St Edmunds brewery celebrate landmark fund-raising total
Staff at Bury St Edmunds brewery Greene King are celebrating after raising £4 million in six years for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The pub retailer announced the landmark figure during its month-long fund-raising challenge ‘Macmillan May’, which sees pubs across the country take on cake sales, runs, raffles and challenges.
Rooney Anand, chief executive officer at Greene King, said: “I feel incredibly proud that our team members at Greene King have managed to contribute such an enormous amount towards helping those living with cancer.
“Thank you to everyone who has supported our Macmillan partnership.
“From our enthusiastic and inspirational pub teams to those who continually put on fund-raisers in our offices, and of course our fantastic customers who have supported our fund-raising.
“Reaching £4 million in six years is no mean feat, so it is something we all feel very proud of.”
The company initially set out to raise £1 million over three years and exceeded its target a year early.
In 2015, it signed up for another three year partnership with the charity.
In 2017, 40,000 members of staff launched a ‘Miles for Macmillan’ challenge in which they and customers will attempt to walk, run, bike or swim enough miles to reach the moon.
They hope to complete the feat by 2019 and the challenge has so far seen them take on a London to Paris bike ride and even climb Mount Kilimanjaro.