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HSBC broker team fundraising soars to record high

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  • 20/01/2020
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HSBC UK for Intermediaries staff raised more than £58,000 for good causes in 2019 and donated more than 100 days of volunteering time.

 

The lender said the cash was 150 per cent higher than 2018 and was part of a record year for fundraising and community work.

Alongside activities to raise funds for good causes, the team also provided 107 days – the equivalent of 21 weeks – worth of volunteering, 50 per cent more than 2018.

This came from a commitment by the bank to provide members of staff with up to two ‘in work’ days each, allowing them to carry out voluntary work during normal work time.

The fundraising helped 29 different good causes over the course of the year, including national charities involved in health and research as well as smaller local charities and organisations nominated by individual fundraisers.

HSBC UK head of intermediary mortgages Chris Pearson said he was extremely proud of the team.

“They have literally gone the extra mile, scaled mountains, fallen from 15,000 feet and got on their hands and knees to help causes that are close to their hearts,” he said.

“Increasing the amount of fundraising by 150 per cent and increasing the hours of volunteering by 50 per cent is no mean feat.

“The dedication to helping good causes in their own time, and through the bank’s own in work volunteering scheme, will continue into 2020 and will provide us with many great opportunities to help communities up and down the country,” he added.

 

Examples of fundraising totals include:

£19,414 raised for Hallam FM’s Cash For Kids appeal

£5,292 for MacMillan Cancer Care

£3,305 to the Indian Rural Health Trust

£2,000 raised for Sheffield Children’s Hospital

£2,052 for Somerset Sight

£2,000 received by East Cheshire Hospice

£1,732 provided to Shooters Grove School

£1,434 raised for Downswood Community Centre

 

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