Herm Island’s Britain In Bloom entry to be helped by Lloyds TSB staff

May 10th, 2013 by Lloyds TSB Offshore Ltd

LLoyds TSB staff plant trees during their 'Day to Make a Difference' in Herm in 2012 (click image to expand - image courtesy of LLoyds TSB)

LLoyds TSB staff plant trees during their ‘Day to Make a Difference’ in Herm in 2012 (click image to expand – image courtesy of LLoyds TSB)

Lloyds TSB staff will be helping Herm with its entry into Britain in Bloom’s Champion of Champions competition.

In recognition of its consistently high standards in the overall Britain in Bloom competition, Herm has been nominated for the Champion of Champions category along with four other communities across the British Isles.

The island’s gardening team, headed up by Brett Moore, is busy preparing for the arrival of the judges later this summer and after a successful volunteering day in Herm last year, Lloyds TSB is sending a team of staff from Guernsey and Jersey to help with the preparations.

“The Day to Make a Difference initiative is one in which the whole of the Lloyds Banking Group takes part and is our way of giving something to the communities in which we are proud to work and serve,” said Morgan Beanland, head of Lloyds TSB Offshore Corporate, Guernsey.

“Each year, in the Channel Islands through the Lloyds TSB Foundation we have given over £1 million to local charities and organisations and that is something we are very proud of.”

“What is unique about the support we give through ‘Day to Make a Difference’ is that our staff are donating their time to improve the environment in which they live,” he said.

During the day on 17 May 2013, staff from the retail, private banking and corporate teams will enhance the Woodland Walk, which runs parallel to Harbour Hill.

They will stain 500 metres of wooden fencing, cover 400 metres of pathway with ten tonnes of woodchip, and create a new wildflower area.

They plan also to join children from the Herm School and help stain a wooden storage box and weed and replant a flowerbed.

The children will also receive a talk on banking and how they can look after their money.

LLoyds TSB staff plant trees in Herm in 2012 during their 'Day to Make a Difference' (click image to expand - image courtesy of Lloyds TSB)

LLoyds TSB staff plant trees in Herm in 2012 during their ‘Day to Make a Difference’ (click image to expand – image courtesy of Lloyds TSB)

“There really is something for everyone and it is a great opportunity for our colleagues from both islands to work together for a very different reason,” said Tim Cooke, islands director for Lloyds TSB.

“We want to thank the people of Herm for allowing us to get involved and also Aurigny and Travel Trident which have helped with the travel arrangements.”

Mr Moore said the support of Lloyds TSB would be invaluable in Herm’s efforts to get ready for judging.

“We are a small community with a very unique and diverse environment and we want to ensure our reputation as one of the top communities in the British Islands is maintained but with a limited number of staff, that can be a huge challenge.”

“To have 30 pairs of hands for a whole day is absolutely brilliant and will make a huge difference.”

“We are extremely grateful to Lloyds TSB for giving up their time and helping us in our efforts to be Britain in Bloom’s Champion of Champions,” Mr Moore said.

 

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