Lloyds Bank staff have raised £110,000 for BBC Children in Need through a bake sale event.
Over 3,000 Lloyds Bank colleagues from across the country took part in Ready Teddy Bake to raise the funds for BBC Children in Need, their chosen Charity of the Year partnership. More than 5,000 cakes, cupcakes, pastries and buns were baked for the event, which took place in over 1,300 Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax branches and Group Head Offices across the UK from 18 – 22 April.
Ready Teddy Bake is one of a number of fundraising initiatives organised by the Group for BBC Children in Need. This year staff will also participate in Challenge 100, an entrepreneurial challenge to convert £100 into as much money as possible; as well as Tour de Pudsey, an endurance challenge with teams cycling from London, Cardiff and Edinburgh to the Group’s Call Centre in Pudsey, Yorkshire.
As part of its Helping Britain Prosper Plan, the Group aims to raise at least £2million per year for its Charity of the Year in 2015 and 2016. This is in addition to the fundraising achieved through the bank’s exclusive schools fundraising partnership with BBC Children in Need and its role as the charity’s first ever Principal Partner.
Stuart Beaver, director partnership & community Programmes, Lloyds Banking Group said:
“Colleagues across the Bank continue to go above and beyond in their fundraising efforts for BBC Children in Need. Every cake baked and eaten has helped to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children throughout the UK so thank you to everyone involved. Through our commitment to helping Britain prosper, we know how important it is to bring communities closer together and Ready Teddy Bake is just one way we can help to achieve this.”
Picture: by onEdition. Tara Clarkson and Charlene Powell of Lloyds Bank with children from St. Fagan’s Primary School, Cardiff.
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