HSBC UK for Intermediaries has achieved a record year for fundraising and community work in 2019, raising over £58,000 for good causes.
This is a 150% increase on 2018.
The fundraising has helped 29 different good causes over the course of the year, including national charities involved in health and research as well as smaller more local charities and organisations nominated by individual fundraisers.
Chris Pearson, head of intermediary mortgages at HSBC UK, said: “I am extremely proud of my team.
“They have literally gone the extra mile, scaled mountains, fallen from 15,000 feet and got on their hands and knees to help causes that are close to their hearts.
“Increasing the amount of fundraising by 150% and increasing the amount of volunteering by 50% hours is no mean feat.
“The dedication to helping good causes in their own time, and through the banks own in work volunteering scheme, will continue into 2020 and will provide us with many great opportunities to help communities up and down the country.”
Alongside activity to raise important funds for good causes, the team provided 21 weeks’ worth of volunteering days.
Examples of fundraising include parachute jumps and a sponsored 24 hours of Crossfit.
The bank has raised £19,414 for Hallam FM’s Cash For Kids appeal, £5,292.51 for MacMillan Cancer Care, £3,305.50 to the Indian Rural Health Trust and £2,000 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
It has also raised money for charitable organisations such as Somerset Sight and East Cheshire Hospice.