Pubs soar to £20,000 for charity

A PUB company executive is on cloud nine after her team raised over £20,000 for charity.

Nicola McGuinness, a business development manager for Greene King, oversees pubs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Dumfries.

The teams at the pubs have spent the past year completing a number of fundraising activities, including sponsored bike rides, a virtual walk, charity football matches, cake sales and raffles.

The year-long series of events was topped by a charity skydive by Nicola, which added a final £1200 to the group total.

In total, the pubs have raised more than £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Nicola said: “I have never been skydiving before and nor will I ever again! It was a 7000ft freefall then parachute down to the ground. It challenged me well outside my comfort zone but I felt I had to up my game to encourage people to part with their cash for me.

“I will never forget the experience. My team really rallied to raise as much money as we could this year and it has been an epic result.”

Company-wide, Greene King has been raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support since 2012, raising over £10 million to date.