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Rank Group raise Marie Curie cash

The Rank Group have officially raised £1m for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

A partnership between the two organisations, which began in January 2010, saw Rank employees across the UK take part in a series of fundraising activities.

Over 90 Mecca staff participated in last year’s Great North Run, while a number of Grosvenor Casino employees cycled 1,000 miles from Aberdeen to Brighton.

Other fundraising events included themed Blooming Great Tea Parties, ‘extreme poker’ in unusual locations, and a series of physical challenges such as sky-dives and abseiling.

Marie Curie Cancer Care director of fundraising Fabian French said: “Raising £1 million is a massive achievement.

“We’ve been really impressed with the creativity teams and customers have shown in raising funds over the past three years and I would like to thank everyone at The Rank Group Plc for the time and effort given to reach this result.

“Their support will help us make a real difference to terminally ill people and their families.”

Lesly Clifford, head of communications at The Rank Group Plc added: “It’s amazing that we’ve raised such a massive amount of money for Marie Curie.

“There are no words to describe how important the work they do is and we’re all thrilled at the result.”
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