‘You can bank on us’ say Rachel, Clare and the TSB
PUBLISHED: 06:30 02 January 2016
Lifeline charity Exmouth and Lympstone Hopsiscare has been given a welcome boost, thanks to the fundraising efforts of the TSB bank.
Staff at the Exmouth TSB branch handed over £194 to the charity after holding a fortnight-long Christmas raffle.
The bank, in The Strand, chose Exmouth and Lympstone Hopsiscare as its local charity partner, raising £3,000 for the cause over the year.
Rachael Clements and Clare Tate, branch managers at TSB Exmouth, said: “Hospiscare is a vital part of our community and we’re really proud to have them as our local charity partner.
“Our team in Exmouth has worked hard putting in a lot of time and dedication to make this event a success.
“We have really enjoyed our fundraising activity and it is fantastic to know the difference that our efforts will make.”
Frances Longhurst, Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare chairman, said: “We are hugely grateful to TSB and its local partners in Exmouth.
“The money they are raising, and the general support we’re getting, is helping us to deliver really important services in Exmouth.
“Having major businesses like TSB supporting us locally is a great way of making our community stronger.”
She added: “I was at the TSB in Exmouth with Pam Warren, our fundraising chairman, to collect the cheque for an incredible £3,000.
“It made me quite watery-eyed when I saw the amount the team there had raised due entirely to their never-ending enthusiasm.
“This year, we have been their charity of the year and they are continuing to support Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare until June 2016 - which is great news.
“The £3,000 has been raised from such things as a coffee morning in the branch, to skydives by the staff themselves.
“They have also had our banner and information in their branch all the time, so as well as the terrific donation made to our charity, they have played a huge part in raising awareness of our charity in the centre of Exmouth.”
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