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Pub chain’s prize draw to raise Macmillan funds at Lanarkshire venues


A pub group with premises across Lanarkshire is raising funds for a cancer charity with a nationwide prize draw to mark their decade-long partnership.

Greene King is inviting customers to text in their entries for the chance to win a top prize of £10,000, and is asking entrants to make a voluntary donation of £3 to MacMillan Cancer Support as they do so.

The company runs premises in Bargeddie, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Blantyre, Rutherglen and Cumbernauld, with individual pubs across the country also set to run their own individual fundraisers.



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Second prize in the draw is £2900 – described as “enough to pay an average household’s energy bills for a year” – while there are further prizes of garden centre and Greene King gift vouchers.

It runs until June 30, and customers can enter by sending a text message including a unique four-digit code available from each of the company’s pubs.

Greene King runs pubs including the Academical Vaults in Hamilton, Millcroft and Picture House in Rutherglen and five in East Kilbride including the Kittoch and Oystercatcher in the town.

The pub company has raised more than £11 million for Macmillan since first teaming up with the charity in 2012.

Chief executive Nick Mackenzie said: “We couldn’t have done this without the support of our generous customers and passionate team members; the energy and creativity our teams put into fundraising is phenomenal.

“We’re incredibly proud to be celebrating a milestone 10 years of partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and hope that our first-ever nationwide prize draw will provide another great fundraising initiative.”

Macmillan chief executive Lynda Thomas said: “Greene King colleagues and customers have amazed us over the years with their incredible fundraising efforts.

“We rely almost entirely on donations from the public and without generosity from partners such as this, we wouldn’t be able to continue to do whatever it takes to ensure people living with cancer get the care they need, when they need it the most.”

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