Lloyds TSB Channel Islands staff in 2012 raise £43,762 for good causes

February 6th, 2013 by LLoyds TSB Foundation for the Channel Islands

More than 41 charities in Jersey and Guernsey have received a share of £43,762 – money that was raised by Lloyds TSB employees during 2012.

The money was raised through staff participation as part of Lloyds TSB’s ongoing commitment to the community and supplemented by match funding from the bank.

Some corporate donations were also made.

In addition to the money, staff volunteered a generous total of 797 hours of their time throughout the year to local good causes.

“Lloyds TSB has been part of Jersey and Guernsey’s community for more than 120 years and we are proud to be a supporter of local charities,” said Tim Cooke, Islands Director, Lloyds Banking Group.

“Our staff’s energy and enthusiasm to help others is to be applauded and we are delighted that once again, Lloyds TSB has been able to make a real difference to so many people in the Channel Islands,” he said.

The Saumarez Playground fund raising appeal received £5000 from the Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund (click image to expand - image courtesy of LLoyds-TSB)

In Guernsey, Lloyds TSB staff supported charities such as The Friends of Saumarez Park Playground, which received £5,000 from the Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund, which was launched to support the bank’s partnership of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays.

The charity was also one of five beneficiaries to receive the proceeds from the personal banking team’s dress down days, which saw money being donated to Les Bourgs Hospice, Guernsey Blind Association, British Heart Foundation and the bank’s charity of the year, Save the Children.

Richard Johns from the Islands’ Corporate team raised £2,000 taking part in the Les Bourgs Hospice 30in30 challenge and his sporting efforts continued when he, together with colleagues Morgan Beanland, Colin Peters and Ariane Petit, took part in Lloyd’s Banking Group’s Wholesale Challenge.

Of the 84 teams competing, the Guernsey team finished fifth having tackled challenges which included orienteering, mountain biking and kayaking.

The challenge raised over £60,000 for Save the Children and Opportunity International.

Mr Johns also undertook the Mud ‘n’ Fun run with colleagues Chris Taylor, Dave Le Feuvre and Karl Pederson and raised money for Guernsey Motor Neurone Disease Association, the Neuro Concern Society and Bulstrode Oncology Unit.

As part of the bank’s Give & Gain Day, staff from corporate banking spent a day in Herm planting 480 trees around the island and were helped by some of the local schoolchildren.

Carolyn Ferbrache (seated front) was given a surprise at a family meal when she was presented with the Child Carer of the Year 2012 award. She is pictured with her family and judges Yvonne Blundell from the Guernsey Press, Craig Duquemin from sponsors Lloyds TSB and Sarah Barsby from Guernsey Mums. (click image to expand - image by Tom Tardif, courtesy of Lloyds TSB Offshore Ltd)

For the first time, the Lloyds TSB Child Carer of the Year also helped a local charity with the winner Carolyn Ferbrache receiving a prize of £500 for herself and £500 for the charity of her choice.

Although Mrs Ferbrache has yet to decide which charity will benefit, as a childminder and foster parent, she has already confirmed it will be one which supports children.

In addition to the fundraising and donations pledged by Lloyds TSB Offshore and its staff, The Lloyds TSB Foundation also pledged more than £1 million to numerous charities during the year including Jersey Community Savings, Zannah’s Trust, Guernsey Voluntary Service, Home Start Guernsey, The Bridge ProjectGuernsey Sports Commission and Autism Guernsey.

 

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