Greene King has exceeded its £1m fundraising target and secured a total of £1.6m for Macmillan Cancer Support over the past three years.

Employees across the whole company have come together to raise funds for Macmillan, Greene King’s first national charity partner.

The business’ Locals division has just completed its annual ‘Macmillan May’ challenge, aiming to beat last year’s fundraising total of £118,000. During ‘Macmillan May’, Locals pubs host family fun days, organise rock-and-roll bingo nights, sponsored walks and bike rides, and sell raffle tickets all to raise money for the leading cancer support charity. Hungry Horse staff and customers have just raised more than £25,000 during the recent ‘Macmillan Week’.

Chief executive Rooney Anand said: “I am immensely proud of our team and our customers who have gone above and beyond what we had thought possible to raise £1.6million for Macmillan. When we launched our partnership in April 2012 we hoped that it would bring together our teams from right across the business, and the unique fundraising ideas, team spirit and support for Macmillan has been inspirational - every one of us is touched in some way by cancer, and hopefully we have done our bit to help Macmillan provide support to those people affected.”

Simon Phillips, director of fundraising at Macmillan Cancer Support added: “I would like to say congratulations to everyone at Greene King who has been involved in raising this absolutely fantastic sum of money for Macmillan. To exceed a fundraising target by £600,000 is incredibly impressive and is testament to the efforts of a brilliant and dedicated team. The money you have raised will help fund vital Macmillan services which enable us to ensure that no one faces cancer alone. Thank you.”