ST DAVID’S DAY CELEBRATIONS RAISE £8170 FOR BBC CHILDREN IN NEED
Celebrating St David’s Day in style, and raising money for a great cause, Lloyds Bank colleagues from branches across Wales raised £8170, for the Group’s charity of the year¹ BBC Children in Need.
From Friday 27th February to Monday 2nd March, colleagues from around Wales celebrated St David’s day by adding a dash of the Welsh colours into their usually plain green uniform and decorated branches with traditional colours, flags and daffodils, to give customers an authentic St David’s day experience.
As part of the celebrations, the Bank raised money for BBC Children in Need, its Charity of the Year for 2015 and 2016. Colleagues used their creativity to encourage donations, with many selling homemade Welsh cakes, running “colour the flag” competitions and inviting local choirs into the branch to complete the St David’s Day feel. In three of the branches, BBC Children In Need icon, Pudsey, joined the festivities to help bring the events to life. In total, an amazing £8170 was raised across the branches.
Allan Griffiths, Regional Ambassador for Wales, said; “I would like to say a huge thank you to all of our colleagues and customers who got involved and whose enthusiasm to participate made the St David’s day celebrations so special. To raise £8170 for BBC Children in Need is an unbelievable achievement, and shows the impact that can be made through our local communities.”
“Lloyds Banking Group is dedicated to supporting local communities through its Helping Britain Prosper plan2. By raising money for BBC Children in Need we are ensuring that the charity can continue it’s great work, supporting the fantastic projects dedicated to young people both in Wales and across the UK.”
BBC Children in Need works across the UK to ensure that every child has a safe, happy and secure childhood, with the chance to reach their full potential. Through nationwide fundraising, including the annual televised appeal, it provide grants to benefit disadvantaged children and young people of all backgrounds, including those who face disability, bereavement, illness, poverty and neglect. At present, BBC Children in Need funds more than 140 organisations working in Wales.