A NUMBER of pubs in Barnsley are taking part in a scheme to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The ‘Tub2Pub’ scheme has been created by pub chain Greene King to raise funds for the charity whilst also recycling plastic.

Running until February 11, residents are being encouraged to take part in the programme by bringing in clean, empty plastic confectionery and cracker tubs to any of the chain’s sites.

The four Greene King pubs in Barnsley are the Glasshouse in Wath-upon-Dearne, Barugh Green’s Chestnut Tree, Dearne Valley Farm in Birdwell an Rockingham Arms in Wentworth are the four venues involved.

A spokesperson for Greene King said: “After February 11, all tubs will be collected and taken to a plastic reprocessing centre where they’re shredded, before being sold onto plastic manufacturers to use in place of virgin plastics.

“All money raised from the sale of Tub2Pub plastics will be given directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.

“Our chosen charity is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information, and financial support to people affected by cancer.

“It also looks at the social, emotional, and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.”

More information can be found online.