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Friary fundraising weekend raises £1768 for charity

A pub and club in Derby, The Friary on Friar Gate and its Scream nightclub has raised £1768 for Macmillan Cancer Support over just one long weekend.

The pub and nightclub, which is owned by Stonegate Pub Company, hosted five days of non-stop parties in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support over the Easter weekend.

Laura Mckeating, deputy manager of The Friary and event organiser co-ordinated several big party nights as well as an all-day music festival on Easter Monday with live performances across two stages from ten different bands including ‘Dismissive Attack’ and ‘Black Wolf Catch’.

“We had an amazing long weekend with excellent support from local business, staff and our customers”, said Laura, “This was the first time we’ve hosted a charity event and we’re really proud of our achievements, so much so we’re going to do it again! We’re already planning lots of events over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend and we’re going to try and raise even more money for Macmillan and improve even more lives people affected by cancer.”

“The whole weekend was really well attended and several NHS staff and Macmillan nurses took up our offer of a free entry to the events as our way of saying thank you to them for all their hard work”, she added.

Tracy Townend, Macmillan’s Derbyshire Fundraising Manager said, “We’re really grateful to the Friary and its customers for raising such a wonderful amount of money. Without support like this we couldn’t provide the services that so many people affected by cancer need and value.”