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Marie Curie - Great Escape Challenge

Marie Curie - Great Escape Challenge

As part of our partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care, Mitchells & Butlers' staff showed their support for the charity's Big Build Appeal by taking part in a gruelling challenge involving a 12km hike and 26km bike ride. The money raised by the team will support the charity's £7m fundraising appeal for a new Marie Curie Hospice for the West Midlands.

Four members of the Mitchells & Butlers commercial team, Sara Davidson, Gurdish Bansal, Chris Price and Rory Somers, raised £1,500 after conquering various challenges over two days, in competition with teams from other businesses across the country in Marie Curie's Great Escape Challenge. The annual challenge sees teams go head-to-head in 10 tough challenges, including hiking, cycling and kayaking, in some of the UK's most picturesque locations.

Sara Davidson, Mitchells & Butlers, comments: "The Great Escape Challenge was a fantastic event and one of the hardest things I've ever done. But we all got a huge sense of achievement when we walked over the finish line, especially because we raised money towards such an important local cause."

Marie Curie's Big Build Appeal, is raising funds for a new Marie Curie Hospice for the West Midlands. Due to open in 2013, the new hospice will replace the existing one in Solihull, which has provided excellent care for over 45 years, but now urgently needs replacing.

Rick Parfitt from Marie Curie Cancer Care comments: "We are enormously grateful for the support and dedication of the Mitchells & Butlers team and their generous donation towards the Big Build Appeal. Support from local businesses like Mitchells & Butlers is essential if we are to ensure that future generations in the West Midlands have access to the high-quality care they need at the end of their lives."

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