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AG Barr Sponsors Macmillan Cancer Support

The three-year fundraising package worth £150,000 wil be donated to cancer care.

Today soft drinks company A.G. Barr – manufacturer of popular brands IRNBRU, Strathmore Water, Rubicon and Barr Flavours – has announced a new three-year sponsorship programme to donate over £150,000 to help Macmillan Cancer Support.

Barr employees will also raise funds for the charity, who provide much needed support for people diagnosed with cancer, and their family and friends.

Macmillan Cancer Support became A.G. Barr’s chosen charity after 1,000 employees based at 10 sites across the UK – including factories, regional offices and distribution centres in
Cumbernauld, Forfar, Milton Keynes, Bolton, London and Newcastle - took part in a company-wide vote. Barr’s sponsorship programme will support Macmillan nursing care and key Macmillan support centres in Scotland and England.

Every Barr employee will also set out to raise £27 each during each year of the partnership. £27 funds one hour of MacMillan nursing care – so staff aim to raise enough to fund 3,000 hours of nursing help and support for thousands of people with cancer across the country. Staff fundraising activities will include the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning, Christmas fundraising and ‘Power an Hour’ challenges like sponsored walks, road races and cycling.

Macmillan Cancer Support does phenomenal work to improve the lives of people across the UK and help them fight their personal battles with cancer. Our employees voted resoundingly in favour of supporting Macmillan and we’re proud to be doing our bit to support and fundraise for the charity. The message from A.G. Barr employees is clear - no one should face cancer alone.
Roger White, Chief Executive

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