July 25th, 2012 by Deutsche Bank International Ltd.
A Guernsey community group that formed the focus of Deutsche Bank’s ‘Re-Gen’ project earlier this year has been given an additional boost by being granted a UK-wide financial award from Deutsche Bank in the UK.
Over the course of a week in May 2012, staff volunteers helped give the outdoor area of a local community group a facelift, as part of the Bank’s 40th anniversary celebrations of being in the Channel Islands.
In Guernsey, over 40 staff helped create a brand new garden space at the Wesley Community Centre, re-turfing the lawn, building new pathways suitable for wheelchairs, and putting up a pergola.
Deutsche Bank’s London team were so impressed with the efforts of staff and the work done by the Wesley Community Centre that they have decided to back the initiative up with a £3,000 ‘Community Award’ to the organisation.
The Wesley Community Centre is used by a range of community groups, including the Boys and Girls Brigade, the Wesley Church and preschool, friendship and parenting groups.
Kim Abbotts from the Wesley Community Centre said “the garden is being well used, even with the rain we have had recently, and all the members are making good use of the wonderful surroundings which we are lucky to now benefit from.”
“We have decided to put this donation towards renovating the outside toilet area, which will complement the lovely garden and enable users to use the facilities outside rather than having to go back indoors,” she said.
Andreas Tautscher, Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank Channel Islands, said “we are delighted that our UK colleagues have seen fit to grant our Community Re-Gen partner in Guernsey such a generous award. Whilst it was a real pleasure to help the Wesley Community Centre give their premises a makeover earlier this year, I know this award will make a huge difference to them and assist enormously with their ongoing, highly valuable work.”