Quakerwood kicks off fundraising football match in aid of Macmillan Cancer

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The team at The Quakerwood in York, is hosting a Charity Football Match to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support on 7th May 2023.

The game kicks off at 11:15am at Dringhouses Sports Club, St Helens Road, York, YO24 1HW.

The Greene King pub on Acomb Wood Drive is inviting the local community to join them in raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support by popping down to the match and getting involved in our Fundraising or meeting us back at the Quakerwood after the game to get involved with our raffles etc there.

As part of their fundraising efforts, the team will be playing another Greene King Pub from York, and it’s an event open to the public. The money raised by The Quakerwood and Ye Olde Starre Inn will fund vital support for people living with cancer.

Macmillan helps people with every aspect of living with cancer, including practical, financial and emotional support. The pub’s efforts will raise much-needed funds to ensure Macmillan can continue to do whatever it takes to provide the care and support that so many people with cancer rely on.  

Greene King, the UK’s leading pub company and brewer, has now raised a staggering £14million for Macmillan over its 10-year charity partnership. The tenth year marked a record breaking £3million annual total for the charity. This equates to £342 raised every hour in 2022, which is enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for a whole day.

Earlier this year, the company announced that the first £1million raised in 2023 will go towards supporting Macmillan’s Emergency Grants Appeal, which provides essential financial assistance for people living with cancer with day-to-day expenses during the cost-of-living crisis. 

Rebecca Stewart, general manager of the Quakerwood, said: “We are really looking forward to hosting our Charity Football Match and welcoming our customers to help us raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Sadly, one in two people will get cancer in their lifetime and events like these are a great way to involve the local community and support such an important cause.”

Rachel Gascoigne, Senior Partnerships Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Our partnership with Greene King has been so successful and it’s because of events like these. We are grateful to the Quakerwood and their customers for their support and wish them all the best for their fundraising event.”