Local company Mitchell’s back CancerCare Counts Campaign

on Friday, 21 October 2016. Tags Cancer Support, CancerCare, CancerCareCounts, fundraising, Lancaster, Lancaster Guardian, Mitchell's of Lancaster, North Lancashire, South Lakeland, Water Witch

The directors of local company Mitchell’s of Lancaster have chosen CancerCare as their Charity of the Year in support of the Lancaster Guardian's awareness appeal.

The local brewers have announced that they will be donating 25p from every pudding sale and 10p per coffee in their chain of pubs to help fund the development of new cancer support services for Lancaster teenagers.

The scheme is being launched as the company roll out their new Autumn/Winter menus from October 19th.

The first pub to begin raising funds through coffee and pudding sales was the stunning canal-side Water Witch.

Water Witch staff Laura Taylor and Jed Armitage with Helen Hartin

Jonathan Barker MD said, “I am very impressed by the work CancerCare undertake in our community and want to help raise funds to support local families. I’m sure our staff and customers will get behind this new scheme and knowing that 25p is donated from every pudding – it should help with that decision at the end of a meal!”

Community Fundraiser Helen Hartin (pictured above with Water Witch staff Laura Taylor and Jed Armitage) added, “I am thrilled that Mitchell’s, a local, family-owned business is supporting CancerCare. And what a fun way to do it! A coffee with friends and a guilt-free pudding!”

Thanking Mitchell’s, CancerCare CEO Neil Townsend said, “We are delighted that Mitchells have chosen CancerCare to partner with and support our campaign to expand our Children & Young People’s Service for local teens. As well as helping raise funds towards our work, we will be supporting Mitchell’s staff and customers through some education and awareness programmes that we hope to run during our partnership, aimed at helping people understand more about cancer and the support that is available to help support them.”

The scheme will be in place throughout the managed estate by October 28th. Additionally, all the pubs will have collection tins available and managers will be planning various fund raising activities to boost funds.

Find out more about the CancerCare Counts Campaign >>