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27th July 2023

Over £3,500 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at ‘Greene King Carling Cup’ Football Tournament 

Tournament was hosted at St George’s Park, the FA’s National Football Centre

Greene King Pub Partners and Carling have raised over £3,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support by hosting a ‘Greene King Carling Cup’ football tournament.

The tournament took place at St George’s Park, which is the FA’s National Football Centre where all England teams train.

In total, 10 teams took part in the tournament, ranging from Greene King and Molson Coors members of staff to Greene King Pub Partners licensees and suppliers. The overall winner of the tournament was a team fielded by Diageo who lifted the ‘Greene King Carling Cup’ after a thrilling final.

The tournament was made possible thanks to sponsorship from Carling, who provided access to St George’s Park for the tournament to make the ‘Greene King Carling Cup’ final experience just like a professional football cup final.

To round the day of football off, a charity auction was also held at the end of the tournament to top up the amount fundraised for Macmillan Cancer Support. All the money raised will help the charity continue to provide vital care and support for people living with cancer.

Phil Arnold, Operations Director for Greene King Pub Partners, said:

“We are really thrilled to have raised over £3,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you so much to the teams at Carling and St George’s Park for making it possible – as well as our own team for organising it.

“Pubs are a force for good and the ‘Greene King Carling Cup’ football tournament shows just that.”

Rory Naylor, Channel Director for Molson Coors, said:

“Everyone in the Carling team is delighted to have supported Greene King Pub Partners to stage such a great event. This is the second year in a row our teams have put on the ‘Greene King Carling Cup’ Football Tournament, which helps to raise much needed funds for such a great cause.”


Notes to editors

Please see attached for photos from the Greene King Carling Cup tournament. Further photos available upon request.


Press Contact: Nick Lawrie Email: Tel: 07812 256245

About Greene King:

Greene King is the country’s leading pub company and brewer with c.2,600 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland.

At Greene King we are passionate about delivering our purpose to ‘pour happiness into lives’. That’s for our customers, our team, our pub partners, our suppliers and the communities in which we live, operate and serve. Founded in 1799 with offices in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk and Burton on Trent in Staffordshire we employ around 39,000 people across the group with four divisions: Greene King pubs, Destination Brands, Partnership and Ventures, and Brewing & Brands.

  • Greene King pubs are located where people and communities come together; pubs enjoyed in cities, towns and villages throughout the country
  • Destination Brands is a mixture of food and drink-led brands including Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer, Wacky Warehouse, and Pub & Carvery, Pub & Dining and Pub & Grill
  • Partnerships & Ventures which includes our tenanted and leased pubs and Hive Franchise pubs under Pub Partners and our Ventures Brands which is made up of Metropolitan Pub Company, Hickory’s, Hotels Group and Crafted Pubs

Brewing & Brands covers the brewing sides of the business. Quality ales are brewed at the Westgate brewery in Bury St Edmunds and the Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar. Our industry-leading portfolio includes Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale, Ice Breaker and Belhaven Best with a range of additional premium beers and seasonal ales

About Greene King Pub Partners:

Greene King Pub Partners operates over 1000 leased, tenanted and franchise pubs across England, Scotland and Wales with independent business partners. In March 2023 it was recognised as the best leased and tenanted pub company at the Publican Awards, the 6th time Greene King Pub Partners has won the national industry award.

About Macmillan Cancer Support

At Macmillan, we give people with cancer everything we’ve got. If you’re diagnosed, your worries are our worries. We will move mountains to help you live life as fully as you can. And we don’t stop there. We’re going all out to find ever better ways to help people with cancer, helping to bring forward the day when everyone gets life-transforming support from day one. We’re doing whatever it takes. But without your help we can’t support everyone who needs us. To donate, volunteer, raise money or campaign with us, call 0300 1000 200 or visit

Press Contact: Nick Lawrie Email: Tel: 07812 256245

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