The local Clydesdale Bank branch in Keith has raised over £1,200 for Roxburghe House in Aberdeen through its currency collection initiative.
The fundraising drive encouraged members of the local community to donate their unwanted foreign currency coins, raising £618.44 which was then match funded by Clydesdale Bank, to achieve a total of £1,236.88 for charity.
The funds generated were provided to Roxburghe House in Aberdeen as part of the Bank’s partnership with Help the Hospices. Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks selected Help the Hospices as their charity partner in 2008, and over the years more than 100 hospices have benefited from their support. To give their fundraising an extra boost, the Banks have match funded all money raised by their employees pound-for-pound, since the launch of the partnership.
Alison Moffat, Bank Manager at Clydesdale Bank’s Keith branch, organised the fundraising initiative to support Roxburghe House in Aberdeen, to directly benefit the care of people with life limiting illnesses.
Alison said: “Our coin collection drive in Clydesdale Bank’s Keith branch has been fantastic in raising money for Roxburghe House and we would like to thank all of our customers and members of the local community who have contributed.
“Roxburghe House provides a vital service to the local community and Clydesdale Bank is proud to be able to support this extremely worthwhile cause through the long-standing charity partnership with Help the Hospices.”
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ award-nominated partnership with Help the Hospices, supports people with terminal or life-limiting conditions, helping them to live as well as they can to the end of their lives. The Banks have raised £3.5million so far and have supported nearly 100 hospices around the UK in their vital work. Employees from the Banks have also contributed over 31,000 volunteering hours to their local hospices.