Rank raise over £270k for charity
This is the second year the Rank Group – owners of Mecca Bingo, G and Grosvenor casinos – and Rank Interactive have teamed up with Marie Curie Cancer Care in a charity partnership. The Rank Group have greatly exceeded their target goal of raising £200,000 this year, with £270,000 raised during 2010.
The funds raised will help Marie Curie nurses care for terminally ill patients from their homes around local UK communities, making 12,500 hours of nursing care available. The 10,000 members of the Rank Group team took to a number of different methods to raise money for the cause. These included holding club events such as Blooming Great Tea Parties, book sales, fashion shows, cycle rides, sky dives and playing a game of high-stakes poker at the top of Mount Snowdon.
Rank Group chief executive Ian Burke said: “We never cease to be amazed by the team spirit and generosity of both our team members and customers. I’m very proud of how our teams, both across the sites and in the support offices, have embraced this partnership and we look forward to continuing to raise funds for such a worthy cause in 2011.”