A pub group with locals in Lanarkshire are raising money for a cancer charity with a national raffle to mark their ten-year partnership.

Greene King is inviting customers to text in their entries for a chance to win a top prize of £10,000, and is asking entrants to make a voluntary donation of £3 to MacMillan Cancer Support.

The company runs premises in Bargeddie, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Blantyre, Rutherglen and Cumbernauld, with individual pubs across the country also set to hold their own individual fundraisers.

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The second prize in the raffle is £2,900 – described as ‘enough to pay the average household’s energy bills for a year’ – while there are other garden center and Greene gift voucher prizes King.

It runs until June 30 and customers can enter by sending a text message including a unique four-digit code available in each of the company’s pubs.

Greene King runs pubs including the Academical Vaults in Hamilton, Millcroft and Picture House in Rutherglen and five in East Kilbride including the Kittoch and Oystercatcher in the town.

The pub company has raised more than £11million for Macmillan since first teaming up with the charity in 2012.

Managing Director Nick Mackenzie said, “We couldn’t have done this without the support of our generous customers and passionate team members; the energy and creativity that our teams put into fundraising is phenomenal.

“We are extremely proud to celebrate a milestone of 10 years of partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and hope that our first-ever nationwide raffle will provide another great fundraising initiative.”

Macmillan Managing Director Lynda Thomas said, “Greene King colleagues and clients have amazed us over the years with their incredible fundraising efforts.

“We rely almost entirely on donations from the public and without the generosity of partners like this, we would not be able to continue to do all that it takes to ensure people with cancer receive the care they need. need, when they need it most. .”

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