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Tennent’s NI will be raising the bar for Macmillan this year as the company encourages pubs and clubs across Northern Ireland to join with them in raising £50,000 for the charity.
As Macmillan celebrates its first 100 years, Tennent’s NI has pledged a year of corporate support and is asking the licensed trade to add its weight to the new Tennent’s NI ‘Ton Raiser’ appeal.
Launching the appeal, Tom McCusker, Managing Director of Tennent’s NI, said, 'There are tons of good reasons for supporting Macmillan Cancer Support and the great work they do so we are confident that, in partnership with our customers, we’ll meet that £50K target. The licensed trade in Northern Ireland is famously generous in its support of charities and this is a good cause which strikes a chord with everyone, for there can be few families untouched by cancer.
'It’s a serious appeal and we are planning to raise serious money, but we’re also hoping to have some fun along the way as we take part in Macmillan’s centenary programme. Our staff will be tackling everything from zip lining and dragon boat racing to team participation in the Belfast City Marathon which has also adopted Macmillan as an official charity.
'We’re asking our licensed trade customers to take up the challenge with us by joining in Macmillan’s fun fund-raising, staging events of their own or by simply placing collection boxes in their venues. With Macmillan we have set a modest target of £100 for each participating outlet, but we’re hoping that will be just the start of a fantastic year of fund-raising for a fantastic charity.'
Here in Northern Ireland Macmillan Cancer Support offers practical, medical, emotional and financial help to people affected by cancer.
Claire Brown, Corporate Fundraising Manager NI from Macmillan, welcomed the heavyweight support for the new Ton Raiser appeal saying, 'We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Tennnet’s NI. Tennnet’s NI will be involved in an array of their own and Macmillan events and hope to raise an outstanding £50,000 throughout this partnership.'
Claire continued, 'This level of support is invaluable to Macmillan and we are extremely grateful to Tennent’s NI for this commitment. We receive no government funding, therefore rely heavily on the support of corporate NI to sustain our services across Northern Ireland.'
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