TSB celebrates success of local charity partnership
TSB’s Horden branch has been celebrating the success of its Local Charity Partnership with its nominated local charity Alice House Hospice, based in Hartlepool.
The Bank has been involved with the hospice for around four years and in that time has raised over £3,000 through fundraising in branch and TSB donations.
TSB’s sole focus is to serve local people and businesses which, in turn, helps fuel local economies across Britain. Instead of having a centrally chosen charity of the year, Partners working at TSB are empowered to support a local cause that shares the Bank’s passion for helping local communities thrive. The general public and customers are involved and able to put forward nominations of charities for their local branch to support.
The latest donation from TSB was for £1,000 from the company’s Local Community Fund to fund Alice House’s Namaste Care Volunteer Training Project, which supports dementia patients, focussing on offering comfort, sensory stimulation and ‘being present.’ Alice House fundraisers are delighted to have received such warmth and support.
The Fund is part of TSB’s Local Charity Partnership programme, which the Bank has set up to help community-based charities across the UK. Through the Local Community Fund, TSB is donating £150k, in grants of between £1,000 and £3,000, to help local charities pursue projects that are designed to support people in their community.
TSB Area Manager for the North East and Cumbria, Ivor Coulter along with TSB Horden Bank Manager Beth Bambridge, both visited Alice Hospice House for a tour and to see how their support makes a difference.
Ivor Coulter from TSB said: “Supporting our local communities is something that TSB is very passionate about; it’s brilliant as TSB branches across our region are raising money for their respective Local Charity Partners. It’s about ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things, for the benefit of our local communities.”
Greg Hildreth, a fundraiser at Alice Hospice House, added: “The ongoing support we receive from TSB and their staff and customers is both extremely generous and very much appreciated. As Ivor and Beth saw on their recent visit, all the money we receive through this kind of support is used to fund our care services so that we can support patients and families affected by incurable illnesses.”
If your business or workplace would like to support Alice House, you can contact Greg on 01429 855529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org