Greene King’s long-serving employee, Annie Jarman, has presented East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) with a cheque for £27,000 this week, bringing the total she has championed for local charities to more than £200,000.
Annie has worked for the local pub company and brewer for more than 37 years and in much of that time has supported organisations in Bury St Edmunds, including the Riverwalk School for children who have severe or complex learning needs, the West Suffolk Hospital’s eye clinic and stroke ward and St Nicholas Hospice.
Colleagues based at Greene King’s offices in Bury St Edmunds support Annie’s fundraising through a variety of activities and this year have put on Race Nights and Christmas and Easter raffles. The team has managed to raise the £27,000 in just five years.
Annie, a purchase to pay administrator, said: “It is incredible to think we’ve raised so much money. I couldn’t do it without all of the support from my colleagues at Greene King who have helped organise events as well as those who have bought raffle tickets, cakes or who have given generously at our many fundraising events. It means a lot to be able to support EACH and I plan to continue to support our local charities until the day I retire!”
Vicky Matthews, EACH Suffolk corporate fundraiser, said: “We’re delighted to have benefited from Greene King’s head office fundraising. Backing from the business community like this is invaluable as it enables us to continue providing our vital services, including short-break care, end-of-life care and bereavement support, to children, young people and their families.”
The money raised will support the charity’s £10 million Nook Appeal, which aims to transform children’s palliative care across Norfolk, including the building of a new hospice.