Some 180 members of the leased, tenanted and franchise division of Greene King came together at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Swindon, Wiltshire.
Guests were served a three-course meal and enjoyed a DJ, live band and fundraising raffle that topped up the amount fundraised for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Gift for Tally Ho licensees
Furthermore, licensees Richard and Louise Grindon were presented with a gift by Pub Partners managing director Dan Robinson in honour of their upcoming retirement after 34 years of operating the Tally Ho pub in Lewes, East Sussex.
Dan Robinson, managing director of Greene King Pub Partners, which operates more than 1,000 leased, tenanted and franchise pubs across England, Scotland and Wales with independent business partners, said: “Not only have we hosted a great night of celebration for our partners, we have raised over £29,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thanks to our south-west team, partners and suppliers for delivering and supporting this wonderful event.”
All the funds raised from the gala dinner will be used to help Macmillan Cancer Support, which Greene King is a corporate partner of. Macmillan Cancer Support offers help to people diagnosed with cancer.
Plastic tubs collected
Yesterday (Tuesday 27 June), Greene King announced it has raised more than £5,000 for charity through its Tub2Pub recycling scheme.
The initiative saw a “record-breaking” 2,900kg of empty plastic sweet and biscuits tubs collected across the pubco’s estate, saving 25,000 plastic tubs from landfill as well as the funds raised for the multiple operator’s charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.
Greene King supply chain director Vance Fairman-Smith said: “This is a fantastic effort and shows a brilliant way our pubs work with our customers and our communities to tackle waste and reduce the impact on the environment.
“These tubs are traditionally given over the festive season so it’s ideal for our pubs to act as collection points at the start of the year.”