Industry reveal Christmas charitable endeavours

Jessica Nangle

December 17, 2019


Members of the industry have been doing their bit for charity in the festive season.

Buckinghamshire Building Society have chosen to donate items to Wycombe Homeless Connection instead of giving each other secret santa gifts.

Amanda Arnold, marketing executive at Buckinghamshire Building Society, said: “Everyone who works here firmly believes in our ethos of “doing the right thing”.

“Having seen the impact that the previous years’ donations made staff were keen to contribute what they could.

“As a mutual building society it is essential that we continue to support local community initiatives in Buckinghamshire.”

James Boultbee, chief executive at Wycombe Homeless Connection, added: “It’s wonderful to see local businesses get so creative about helping the most vulnerable in our community, those who are experiencing homelessness.

“Once again, Buckinghamshire Building Society’s team’s incredibly generous gift will help us provide vital emergency food parcels to those who otherwise might not have anything this Christmas time.

“We’re also getting ready to open our life-saving Winter Night Shelter in the new year where people who would otherwise be sleeping rough get a warm, welcoming place to stay and hot meals so support like this makes such a difference.”

Meanwhile, Metro Bank’s mortgage team abseiled down the UK’s tallest sculpture for Teenage Cancer Trust.

The team of 50 abseiled down the ArcelorMittal Orbit in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

The mortgage distribution team has raised £600 from the challenge, with all Metro Bank colleagues raising more than £8,000 with donations still coming in.

The Bank has pledged to raise more than £150,000 in total as part of a one-year partnership with the charity that was chosen in May.

Charles Morley, director of mortgage distribution at Metro Bank, said: “At Metro Bank we’re really proud to support our chosen charity, Teenage Cancer Trust, and an abseil like this is just one way we can raise money and awareness for such a worthy cause. 

“I’d like to thank everyone who has sponsored myself and the team, especially those in the broker market and across the mortgage industry.”

The bank also gives colleagues a ‘Day to AMAZE’ – a day, when they would normally be working, to volunteer their time and/or skills or give back to their local community.

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