Greene King staff at Bury St Edmunds head office raise £27,000 for EACH Nook Appeal
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The longest-serving employee at pubs and brewing group Greene King has presented East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) with a cheque for £27,000 - bringing the total she has raised for local charities to more than £200,000.
Annie Jarman, a purchase to pay administator, has worked for Bury St Edmunds-based Greene King for more than 37 years, during which time she has also raised money for other local organisations including Riverwalk School, West Suffolk Hospital’s eye clinic and stroke ward and the St Nicholas Hospice.
Colleagues at Greene King have supported her efforts to raise the £27,000 for EACH over the past five years, with events in the past 12 months having included Race Nights and Christmas and Easter raffles.
The money will support the charity’s £10m Nook Appeal, which aims to transform children’s palliative care in Norfolk, including the building of a new hospice.
Annie said: “It is incredible to think we’ve raised so much money. I couldn’t do it without all of the support from my colleagues at Greene King who have helped organise events as well as those who have bought raffle tickets, cakes or who have given generously at our many fundraising events. It means a lot to be able to support EACH and I plan to continue to support our local charities until the day I retire!”
Vicky Matthews, EACH Suffolk corporate fundraiser, said: “We’re delighted to have benefited from Greene King’s head office fundraising. Backing from the business community like this is invaluable as it enables us to continue providing our vital services, including short-break care, end-of-life care and bereavement support, to children, young people and their families.”