In our countdown to Christmas 2017, we took some time to reflect on how our partnership with the Rank Group supports carers across the UK. We highlighted different stories every day.

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Mecca clubs raised over £12,000 with a football tournament

Man and two women in front of football trophySince the start of the partnership in February 2014, Rank employees have organised hundreds of fundraising events and challenges. For the past two years, Mecca clubs in the South East have organised a football tournament, raising thousands of pounds for unpaid carers.

In July 2017, employees from Mecca competed against Gala employees in a football tournament involving employees from 15 different Mecca Bingo clubs in the South East. They raised over £12,000!  Although Mecca didn’t win the game, it was a fantastic atmosphere, and everyone is looking forward to taking part again next year!

12 days of celebrating our Rank Cares partnership

This marks the end of our 12 days of celebrating our Rank Cares partnership in the build up to Christmas 2017. The stories reflect just a small part of all that Rank employees have achieved over the years.

From all of us at Carers Trust, a huge thank you to everyone who has made the partnership a success – all the Rank champions and employees but also the Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino customers who have been incredible supporters since day one. The partnership has now raised well over £1.7m and supported thousands of unpaid carers across the UK.

See the other ways that our partnership with the Rank Group has been supporting carers in our countdown to Christmas 2017.