ABP and the army pull together for Macmillan Cancer Relief

June 12, 2014

When it comes to brawn and a will to win it pays to have the army on your side, which is why Associated British Ports teamed up with the 22 Signals Regiment for a charity tug of war.

ABP sponsored the regimental team in the 27th annual Macmillan Cancer Relief Lords vs Commons Tug of War in Westminster Abbey College Gardens.  The event saw the 22 Signals defeat a team from the Royal Air Force before the House of Commons out-pulled their opponents from the House of Lords.

The event, adjudicated by the Tug of War Association, raised £141,000 for Macmillan, a new record total which will fund a new support centre for the charity. Since its inception the event has raised £3m for Macmillan.

ABP's David Leighton said: "We are keen supporters of both Macmillan and our military which is why we are delighted to have been able to be part of this fantastic event."Our army team did us proud and to have been part of a team that raised such an  impressive total to support Macmillan's vital work makes us prouder still."

A spokesperson from Macmillan said: “Macmillan’s Parliamentary Tug of War gets together politicians of all persuasions to pull together and put their weight behind a great cause. The money raised will help Macmillan to make sure no one faces cancer alone.”

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