The partnership between the charity and the Rank Group, which owns Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos, began in February 2014 and saw employees at Mecca clubs and Grosvenor Casinos across England, Scotland and Wales take part in a host of different activities to raise funds.
Throughout the year Rank Group team members have organised a whole host of fundraising events, from 24/7 challenges to the most recent ‘Wear Your Onesie’ to work day, as well as going the extra mile by giving their time as volunteers to support local Carers Trust Network Partners.
Dr Moira Fraser, interim chief executive of Carers Trust, said: “Team members and customers at Mecca clubs and Grosvenor Casinos should be very proud of what they have achieved. Thanks to them, we have been able to award the highest amount in direct grants to carers we have ever made in any one year, providing over 1,000 carers with respite breaks, essential equipment such as washing machines and the chance to go on courses and learn new skills.”
Cherry Tatlow, Rank Cares manager, said: “It’s a sobering thought to think that three out of five of us will become carers at some point in our lives. I’d like to say a massive thanks to our team members and kind-hearted customers who have helped raise such a fantastic amount of money for Carers Trust.
“There are no words to describe the importance of what these carers do in our community, and it’s an honour to know how much we’ve been able to help make life that little bit easier for some of the unpaid carers in our area who could easily go unnoticed and unsupported.”