6 March 2018
Those looking to have their cake and eat it can enjoy tucking into a tasty dessert and do the charitable thing this spring, by simply ordering a pudding at a Greene King pub.
Greene King has pledged to give up to 20p from the sale of some of its most popular desserts to its charity partner, Macmillan, to help raise funds to support people living with cancer.
Since 2013, Greene King has served up some of the nation’s favourites to sweet-toothed customers across the country and sales of these desserts have raised a tasty £500,000 for the charity. Many of its brands, including Hungry Horse and Chef & Brewer, will be dishing up desserts such as a triple chocolate brownie and cookie dough cheesecake with a 20p donation from each pudding going to the charity.
Phil Thomas, group commercial director at Greene King, said: “Our customers have helped us serve up more than half a million pounds worth of fundraising for Macmillan simply through dessert donations. We’re continuously looking for new ways to support Macmillan and this has always proved popular, so we’re pleased to introduce new dessert donation choices in our latest spring/summer menus.”
Rachel Gascoigne, partnership manager at Macmillan, said: “Since our partnership began in 2012, Greene King and its guests have helped raise over £3.9 million for Macmillan Cancer Support and this is just another way that they are helping people affected by cancer. As always we are delighted for the support and we hope these delicious treats will tempt people to give even more to Macmillan."
Notes to editors
Greene King brands participating in fundraising desserts include:
Greene King Local Pubs
Chef & Brewer
Old English Inns
About Macmillan Cancer Support
There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. One in two people are likely to get cancer in their lifetimes. Cancer can affect everything, including a person’s body, relationships and finances.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, emotional and personal support to people affected by cancer every year. The charity is there to support people during treatment, help with work and money worries, and listen when people need to talk about their feelings.
Macmillan receives no government funding and relies on generous donations from the public. People up and down the country show their support for Macmillan – from hosting or attending a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to running a marathon or giving up alcohol – so the charity can help more and more people affected by cancer every year.
Life with cancer is still your life and Macmillan is there to help you live it.
About Greene King
Greene King was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. It currently employs 40,000 people across its main trading businesses; Pub Company, Pub Partners and Brewing & Brands.
It operates 3,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland, of which c. 1,800 are retail pubs, restaurants and hotels, and 1,200 are tenanted, leased and franchised pubs. Its leading retail brands include Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer, Flaming Grill and the Greene King Local Pubs estate.
Greene King also brews quality ale brands from its Bury St. Edmunds and Dunbar breweries, and is the UK’s leading cask ale brewer and premium ale brewer with brands such as Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale and Belhaven Best.