Working with local communities
We're committed to being a good neighbour by supporting our communities with both our time and expertise. By supporting our employees and businesses across a spectrum of charitable activity and fundraising, we continue to build strong relationships with our guests and neighbours and give back to the communities in which we trade.
Employee Donations programme
The employee donations programme exists to help individual Mitchells & Butlers' employees (and retired employees) support a personal charity event or challenge of their choice and we made donations of around £3,200 to a large number of local and national causes including Calvert Trust, Alzheimer's Society and Breast Cancer Now.
Supporting Marie Curie Care
Once again, our businesses worked together to support the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal during March. All of our restaurants and pubs sold the famous daffodil pins and raised more than £168,300 for the charity.
Support for Birmingham Children's Hospital
We also support a local charity, close to many colleagues' hearts, Birmingham Children's Hospital. The Retail Support Centre Social Committee has organised a series of fundraising events for Birmingham Children's Hospital, with employees taking part in a sponsored cycle in the office, quiz nights, a golf day and a number of raffles. Over the course of FY 2016 M&B has so far raised over £6,000.
Big hearted brands
We have continued to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Up and down the country our teams have been busy holding fundraising events, all of which have helped to raise over £77,000 for the charity.
In June, Toby Carvery showed their support for the armed forces by offering all military personnel a free carvery on Armed Forces Day. The offer was open to all military personnel, from serving troops and reserves to veterans and cadets and around 7,000 meals were donated by Toby Carvery teams across the country.
Crown Carveries offer our armed forces personnel – active or veteran as well as all emergency service crews 10% off their food bill all year round at their restaurants nationwide. Our Sizzling estate also offered the discount in FY 2016. The promotion has been run in conjunction with Defences Discount Service and Blue Light Cards and Savings for Life Savers.
Once again, we supported the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal selling thousands of poppies to raise funds for thousands of serving and ex-Service people. Our businesses raised c.£168,300 for the charity.
We're a major funder of Drinkaware. The Trust's aim is to promote responsible drinking by finding innovative ways to challenge the national drinking culture.