New figures show the staggering amount raised by customers and staff at Greeene King pubs across the county for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Over £102,000 has been raised in Bucks through a variety of ways, including gruelling physical challenges such as The Ultimate Brewery Bike Tour and Kilimanjaro treks to community-based events like family fun days and music festivals.

Across the whole of the country, a remarkable total over £7m has been raised since Greene King partnered with Macmillan for the first time in 2012.

Nick Mackenzie, chief executive at Greene King, said: “Raising £7million for Macmillan is an incredible milestone for us. A big thank you to our team members who always pull out the stops to raise money. I’ve seen first-hand some of the staggering efforts they go to, including cycling more than 400 miles from our brewery in Bury St Edmunds to our brewery in Scotland. And thanks to our customers too, who always put their hands in their pockets to support Macmillan.

“We’ve ramped up our support over the last 12 months, including rolling out Pennies – the digital collection box – in all of our pubs which has already raised more than £670,000. As we enter our eighth year supporting Macmillan, we’re looking at new ways we can help those living with cancer.”

Rachel Gascoigne, Senior Partnership Manager at Macmillan said: “This money goes directly to supporting people living with cancer and we are very grateful to the Greene King customers and staff across Buckinghamshire for their amazing support and generosity.

“Macmillan’s ambition is to be right there for everybody with cancer from the moment they are diagnosed. We are funded almost entirely by donations. Without the continued generosity of the public and partners like Greene King, we simply wouldn’t be able to provide vital support to those people who desperately need it.

“Our support line, information services and Macmillan professionals are right there to make sure that everyone with cancer gets the support they need.”