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14th March 2017

Brains raises more than £100,000 for Tenovus Cancer Care  

Brains are delighted to announce its staff and customers have raised more than £100,000 for its charity partner Tenovus Cancer Care.

The milestone has been reached following another fantastic 12 months of fundraising by Brains and Coffee#1 staff and customers across Wales and the south west.

Wales’ leading brewer and hospitality company agreed a partnership with Tenovus Cancer Care in 2015 and the relationship has been so successful, with Brains now the biggest annual fundraiser for Tenovus Cancer Care, an agreement has been put in place to extend the partnership for a third year.

Jon Bridge, Group Head of People for Brains, commented: “We must congratulate our staff and customers for all their incredible hard work in raising this money.

“From quiz nights in our pubs and charity events at our Cardiff Brewery, to taking part in sports events and challenges around the world, our staff have enjoyed coming up with different ways to raise money for Tenovus Cancer Care.

“Tenovus Cancer Care help so many people across Wales. We are very proud to be able to play a part in the excellent work they do and look forward to raising even more money over the next year.”

Some of the highlights of this year’s fundraising include three Brains staff members climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, at the end of 2016.

Barry Thomas, manager of The Halfway in Pontcanna, Sam Gardiner, a properties administrator based in the Brains support centre and Danny Field-Thomas, manager of The Crwys, trekked Kilimanjaro during some of the worst weather seen on the mountain in recent years.

They raised more than £10,000 thanks to the generosity of their colleagues and customers.

Claudia McVie, Tenovus Cancer Care Chief Executive said: “We can’t thank the staff at S.A. Brain and Coffee#1 enough. Raising £100,000 in two years is a fabulous achievement and the money they’ve raised will help us to fund vital research and make sure we’re there for people affected by cancer in communities right across the country.

“We’re so grateful to all the team and are thrilled that they’re now supporting us for a third year – simply fantastic.”

Tenovus Cancer Care will be holding another Kilimanjaro trek in 2017 for those who missed out in 2016. To find out more, visit their website:

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, Tenovus Cancer Care can offer help and support. The Tenovus Cancer Care free Support Line is open 365 days a year from 8am-8pm. Call them on 0808 808 1010.


Contact Details:

S.A Brain and Co. Ltd: Tim Lewis, PR and Communications Manager,