Managed pub and bar operator TCG has raised a total of £110,000 for Cancer Research UK following a final push with a company-wide ‘Run, Row and Ride’ event on 3 September.
Over the course of the one-day challenge, TCG employees ran, rowed or cycled with the aim of breaking through the company’s £100,000 fundraising target. Chief operating officer Nigel Wright and his team of regional operations managers led the charge with stints on spin bikes and rowers brought onto the Tattershall Castle, and runs around London from the company’s flagship bar and restaurant moored at Embankment,
A number of TCG pubs and bars also clocked up the miles, with Henry’s at West India Quay managing 300 miles on spin bikes and a rower, while the Kings Arms in Morecambe covered 350 miles. The team from Henry’s Piccadilly completed a 10 mile walk around London, which included a stop to deliver fairy cakes to researchers at Barts Cancer Institute.
Wright said, “The Run, Row and Ride challenge brought everyone together for one last push for Cancer Research UK. We are delighted with the enthusiasm from our pub, bar and head office teams, and the generosity of our customers and suppliers, not only today, but over the last 18 months of our fundraising campaign.
“Cancer Research UK is a deserving cause which has clearly struck a chord with many people on both sides of the bar, and we’re delighted to be presenting the charity with this donation to help its vital, life-saving research.”
TCG adopted Cancer Research UK as its charity in February 2013, initially pledging to raise £70,000. In February this year they extended their campaign with a raised target, in response to the support for the charity among staff and customers. Pubs and bars raised money by holding music festivals, quiz nights, gala evenings and ‘bucket collections’, while individuals and teams took part in Cancer Research UK’s ‘Race for Life’ events and completed independent cycling, hiking and running challenges.
Sian Billingsley, Senior Regional Corporate Executive at Cancer Research UK said, “We’re delighted that TCG staff have managed to raise such an impressive amount to support the pioneering work of Cancer Research UK.
“We receive no government funding so donations from supporters like TCG is absolutely critical in helping us to beat cancer sooner. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who ran, rowed or cycled to push up the final amount TCG has been able to donate.”
Caption to attached image: TCG chief operating officer Nigel Wright presents cheque to Sian Billingsley of Cancer Research UK
Notes to editors:
- TCG operates a diverse estate of 67 managed pubs and bars nationwide.
- The business has a strong foothold in London, with high-profile sites such as the flagship Tattershall Castle floating bar and restaurant on the Embankment.
- The estate stretches across the country from Aberdeen to Newquay, and from Cardiff to Norwich. It includes late night bars, community and sports locals, student venues and quality town centre pubs, as well as a number of trading formats, such as the Henry’s Café Bar brand, Eerie Pubs and the King’s Feast food concept.
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