Sycamore Farm duo set for gruelling 128-mile charity walk

Staff at Sycamore Farm in Burnley are completing a 128-mile walk to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Jake Whittaker and Joe RyanJake Whittaker and Joe Ryan
Jake Whittaker and Joe Ryan

General manager Joe Ryan alongside fellow team member Jake Whittaker will be walking the 128 miles over four days between September 20th and 23rd from Greene King’s brewery and head office in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk to its Pub Support Centre in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire.

Each year more than 1,700 Greene King pubs across the country come together to support Macmillan. Normally held in May, this year it has been moved to September due to

the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The money raised by Sycamore Farm will help fund vital Macmillan professionals, including nurses up and down the country.

Macmillan helps people living with cancer with every aspect of their lives, from the moment they’re diagnosed, through to treatment and beyond.

The charity anticipates a loss of 35-50% of its fundraising revenue this year which it uses to deliver vital services to people living withncancer and to people working in the NHS.

Mr Ryan said: “We are really looking forward the event and to welcoming our customers to help us raise our target of £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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"Everyone knows somebody living with cancer and events like these are a great way to involve the local community and support such an important cause.”

Rachel Gascoigne, senior partnerships manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Our partnership with Greene King has been so successful and it’s because of events like these.

"We are almost entirely reliant on the generosity of our partners and the public and are grateful to Sycamore Farm and their guests for their support and wish them all the best for their Macmillan event.”

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