Two adventurous members of the Greene King team have set out on a marathon challenge, Tuk-Tuking around the country to raise as much money as possible for the company’s chosen charity Macmillan.
Cheryl and Becky, whilst on furlough, are taking part in the ‘A-May-Zing’ fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support. The challenge, which started on Sunday 26th July, involves travelling from Barley Farm in Barton, up to John O’ Groats in Scotland and then down to Land’s End travelling in a rather uncomfortable three wheeled tradition Tuk-Tuk!
Their aim is to visit as many Greene King premises as possible, collecting donations on the way. Cheryl and Becky said, “We will be collecting much needed donations for the charity in a safe and socially distanced way from Greene King team members and customers all for the MacMillan Cancer Support Charity. Macmillan help with every aspect of living with cancer, from the moment a condition is diagnosed, through treatment and beyond. All the money raised will go on to support and fund these vital MacMillan professionals, including the ‘iconic’ MacMillan nurses up and down the Country.”
COVID-19 has decimated the funds of charities, many of whom have not only seen a huge drop in donations but have seen an equally large increase in the need for their services. MacMillan alone estimate a loss in revenue of around £80 million this year, putting key cancer services at risk just at the time when they are needed most.
The fundraising marathon was due to start earlier in the year but had to be postponed until now, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our pictures show the intrepid duo and the Tuk-Tuk, with staff from the Barley Farm at Barton, wishing them a fond and safe farewell on their epic journey. Well done and good luck with this fantastic challenge for charity.