Today we're really pleased to announce TSB's exclusive new 5 year partnership with
Pride of Britain
Pride of Sport.
For 17 years, Pride of Britain has celebrated ordinary people doing extraordinary things in communities right across Britain. People who make a real difference to the lives of so many others around them. Just like the Rev. Henry Duncan did 206 years ago when he opened the doors to the first savings bank and started an incredible movement which ultimately led to the foundation of TSB.
Pride of Sport is in its third year and celebrates the people up and down the country who provide opportunities for local people to participate in sport in their communities - whether that's playing, leading or volunteering.
"This partnership fits perfectly with TSB and what we've set out to do. At TSB, we're a group of ordinary people who are trying to do something that is extraordinary, trying to change an industry, bring local banking back to Britain and make banking better for all UK consumers."
Paul Pester, Chief Executive Officer, TSB.
We don't just want to promote the great things happening all around us. We want to encourage people to do even more to support their local communities. Local people helping local people - something our
do in TSB every day.
"TSB is a perfect fit because they champion everything Pride of Britain stands for and represents. We relish the opportunity of working with all the Partners at TSB on finding and recognising the true heroes in communities who make their world a better place. And make Britain great."
Peter Willis, Mirror Editor, Weekdays and Founder of the Pride of Britain Awards.
This is just the latest strand of TSB's commitment to local communities. Yesterday, Monday 9 May, the Bank launched the second year of its Local Charity Partnerships programme. The programme empowers TSB branches to choose local independent cause to support with fundraising and volunteering, rather than a single national charity of the year. In 2015 this led to a doubling of funds donated with nearly 500 local organisations sharing over £800k.