Sunday, December 16, 2007

Terrific help for Chernobyl cause

Dec 6 2007

by Hazel Shaw, Crosby Herald

STAFF at NatWest's Great Crosby and Waterloo branches have raised over £1,100 for Chernobyl survivors with the help of their customers.

The teams at the two NatWest branches wanted to help the surviving families and decided to offer refreshments to customers for a small donation to raise money for the Chernobyl Project (UK). They were encouraged by the knowledge that any money raised would be matched from NatWest's Community CashBack £1 for £1.

The scheme pays out awards ranging from £100 to £1000 to employees and teams who make a difference to their local communities by fundraising, helping and managing local organisations and charities.

Jo Cullen, from NatWest Great Crosby, said: "It's great that our customers have been so generous and bought our refreshments and made so many donations. We as a team have had great fun raising money for such a worthwhile cause and it's even better knowing that the amount we raised will be doubled from NatWest's Community Cashback scheme."

Chris Brindley, NatWest's regional managing director, commented: "It's easy to underestimate the amount of time and effort people put in to innumerable good causes in their own communities. It seems only natural to introduce a scheme to recognise and assist this contribution and to hopefully encourage others to volunteer their services to other people."

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