We are celebrating with Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo employees across the UK, who've raised an incredible £1.5m for Carers Trust.

Rank Group and Carers Trust employees holding a chequeThe partnership between Carers Trust and the Rank Group, which owns Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo, first began in February 2014.

Since then, employees from Rank have worked hard to raise funds by undertaking various charity initiatives and fundraising activities in the local area.

Rank Group has achieved this remarkable milestone thanks to the relentless dedication of the teams and fantastic support from their customers.

The funds raised will go towards Rank Cares Grant Funds, which were set up to provide financial support to carers aged 16 and above. The aim of these funds is to help remove the barriers placed on a person by their caring role and reduce some of the stress and isolation that can come with caring.

Funding crucial to provide support for carers

Henry Birch, CEO of the Rank Group, commented:

"We're incredibly proud of the efforts of all our team members and most importantly, our customers, who have dug deep into their pockets to help us to support such a worthwhile charity. 

The sad reality is that three in five people will become carers at some point in their lives and, with seven million carers in the UK already, it's crucial that there is funding available to provide the important support they need. 

"We're delighted to know that we have contributed in some way to the invaluable help the charity offers, and will continue our fundraising endeavours to ensure Carers Trust can carry on assisting the amazing people who desperately need their support."

Phenomenal support from the Rank Group

Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carer Trust, said:

"The fundraising efforts of team members from Rank Group, Grosvenor Casinos, Mecca Bingo and their customers have been phenomenal.

"Their incredible support has made a vast difference to more than 6,000 unpaid carers nationally by providing them with respite breaks, grants to buy essential items such as washing machines and giving them the opportunity to go on courses and learn new skills."