TSB is celebrating its fourth birthday by welcoming 458 new charities to its Local Charity Partnership programme.
TSB has given more than £1.7 million to local causes across Britain since the programme launched in 2015, £1.3 million from fundraising activities and £400,000 from donations. This year a record 27,000 nominations were received to join the programme which sees TSB Partners from 550 branches and eight office sites volunteer and raise money on behalf of the chosen charities.
Bola Gibson, Head of Community Engagement, at TSB, said: “TSB’s Local Charity Partnership programme is going from strength to strength, and I am thrilled to welcome on board this year’s charities. We recognise that local causes are the backbone of the communities they serve and can really benefit from the support of a well-known business, not only in terms of fundraising but also in raising local awareness.
“It never ceases to amaze me the energy, pride and commitment that our TSB Partners put into the relationship with their local charity. It’s humbling to see the special bonds that grow between them.”
Memorable moments from the local charity partnerships
Fundraisers over the past three years have included:
- Bake sales to raise money for a children’s hospital in Tavistock.
- A Bank Manager from Banbury travelling 600 miles across Britain in a motorbike and sidecar raising £3,000 for a Hospice.
- A 1940s style tea dance attended by the Mayor of Thornbury, which saw guests dressed in 1940s military attire enjoy 130 cream teas. The event raised more than £1,500 for Brain Tumour Support.
You can find out which charity your local TSB branch is supporting here.
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About TSB’s Local Charity Programme
Nominations for this year’s local charity partners closed in May. Members of the public, customers and TSB Partners can nominate local, independently registered causes to become a local charity partner. The top three most nominated eligible causes are shortlisted.
TSB Partners in branch choose the cause they want to support or a draw takes places. Each branch and site is given an initial donation by TSB to kick off their partnership.
As well as receiving valuable funds, TSB’s charity partners have reported other benefits from the programme, including a higher local profile, increased staff and volunteer morale, and the ability to help more people. TSB is continuing to build on its programme for the 2017/18 partnerships and has introduced a Welcome Workshop to help its charity partners network with other local charity partners and make the most of the opportunity to raise their profile.
TSB has also partnered with Pride of Britain and Pride of Sport to celebrate ordinary people, like those working in local charities, doing extraordinary things in local communities all over the country.
TSB launched on 9 September 2013.
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