Carers Trust is celebrating after Rnak Group employees across the UK raised a whopping £1M for the UK's largest charity for carers.
The partnership between the charity and the Rank Group, which owns Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, began in February 2014 and saw employees at the Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca clubs take part in a host of different activities to raise much-needed funds.
Over the last two years employees have organised a whole host of fundraising events, from 24/7 challenges to sky dives, as well as going the extra mile by giving their time as volunteers to support local Carers Trust services.
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.”
Gail Scott-Spicer, Chief Executive of Carers Trust, said: “The support of Mecca and Grosvenor employees and customers over the past 2 years has been phenomenal. I’d like to offer them our heartfelt thanks for embracing this partnership, which has allowed us to continue our vital services to carers online, through our partner carers’ services and through our grants programme.
“As a direct result of the money raised by the Rank Group, we’ve been able to award grants to help over 2,000 unpaid carers which is incredible – we just can’t thank them enough.”
Young carer and former JLS band member Ortise Williams has also been helping Rank and Carers Trust celebrate the milestone by receiving the £1million cheque.