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Parogon Group pledges support to Dougie Mac

Hugely popular restaurant chain, Parogon Group, has announced that Dougie Mac Hospice will be its charity partner for the next two years.

The successful group, which has nine restaurants across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire within a 23 mile radius of Dougie Mac’s hospice in Blurton, asked its 500 team members to choose a Charity Partner who they wanted to support. Dougie Mac was the clear winner and now Parogon has pledged to raise £50,000 for the local hospice, with each of the group’s restaurants, including The Wayfarer, The Swan with Two Necks and The Boars Head, going head to head to see which venue can raise the most money.

Richard Colclough at Parogon said, ‘Legacy is a Parogon core value and we’re determined to have a positive impact on our local communities, beyond our business life. Giving back to an amazing charity like Dougie Mac and helping support those in need is a privilege that we’re very delighted to embrace. This pledge will take our donations well through the £100,000 barrier and it’s great to be continuing our long standing relationship with Dougie Mac.’

Dougie Mac, which is celebrating 50 years of care in 2023, supports children, young adults and adults facing life-limiting illnesses across North Staffordshire. The hospice cares for more than 3,500 local people each year, supporting patients in the own homes and at its two hospice sites in Blurton and Trentham.

Donna Adams, Head of Fundraising at Dougie Mac, said, “We’re absolutely thrilled that Parogon’s staff chose Dougie Mac to be their charity partner and we’re really looking forward to working with them over the next couple of years on lots of exciting fundraising initiatives.

“It costs more than £17million each year to be able to offer our wide range of care and support services to local people facing a life-limiting illness. What’s more, 75% of this huge amount comes from the generosity of the local community which is why the support of the local business community is so important to us. Partnerships like this are vital in enabling us do what we do and we’re so grateful to everyone at Parogon for their support.”