Staff from Yorkshire Bank recently took a break from their day jobs to take part in a golf day for members of The Cube Disability day care centres in Daventry, Northampton and Kettering.
Employees from Yorkshire Bank’s Business and Private Banking team in Northampton joined budding golfers to tee off at Brampton Heath Golf Centre, all in aid of the service provider, also based in Northampton.
The Cube Disability has 18 staff and the support of volunteers who work across three locations in Daventry, Northampton and the newest centre in Kettering. It caters to approximately 120 adults with learning disabilities and autism.
The centre adopts a fun and modern approach, asking users what sort of activities they would like to take part in, promoting their independence. Activities include cooking and money-handling lessons, sports days, work experience programmes and even holidays abroad.
The organisation has a longstanding relationship with the Bank and has been a customer since the first centre opened in 2001. Jelena Milic, founder and owner of The Cube Disability, has been a Yorkshire Bank customer herself for nearly 25 years.
The Bank provided £40k to support the refurbishment of the Kettering base earlier this year. The funding was delivered by Matthew Blessed, relationship manager at Yorkshire Bank’s Business and Private Banking Centre in Northampton.
Matthew, who arranged the golf day, said: “We organised the event so staff and guests from The Cube Disability centres could have a fantastic experience, with many of them trying the game for the first time. The Cube Disability runs lots of unique, memorable activities for their users and I believe it is down to this, plus the high standard of care the team provides, that have made the centres such a success.
“At Yorkshire Bank we are committed to contributing to the communities in which we operate.”
Jelena said: “The atmosphere on the day was great fun and everyone came back to the centre absolutely buzzing. I’m sure many of our members will be trying their hand at golf again very soon. We really appreciate the Bank hosting the day and showing their support for the service and those who use it.”
The Cube Disability has gained celebrity ambassadors, with famous visitors including Tom Jones and Katie Price. The service provider is also very active in the local sports community, sponsoring players from teams including the Northampton Saints and Northants Cricket.