Ipswich bank staff helping children with cancer

RBS fundraising for CLIC Sargent,

RBS fundraising for CLIC Sargent, - Credit: Archant

Staff at the Princes Street branch of RBS took on fundraising challenge for young person’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent during September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

(L to R) are Milon Dhar (Relationship Manager) Sophie Milburn (Bank Manager), Tracy Westley and Nige

(L to R) are Milon Dhar (Relationship Manager) Sophie Milburn (Bank Manager), Tracy Westley and Nigel Howe (Customer Service Manager) - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich bank surpassed its target of £170 and raised over £500 for children and young people with cancer.

£170 is the grant that CLIC Sargent gives to families after a child is diagnosed with cancer, to stop unexpected costs like parking and petrol becoming a problem.

Senior Relationship Manager, Tracy Westley said: “I thought it would be tough raising the money but we came up with a number of ideas including the fines system and with the support of the team and our wonderful customers who gave generously, we smashed the target”.

The team took to inventive tactics such as fining for minor infractions in the office as well as more typical cake-baking and a raffle at their recent Buy to Let information evening.

RBS has a match funding policy for its staff and was able to double the original £250 raised.

CLIC Sargent fundraising manager, Daisy Turner said: “Tracy and the team have put such effort into some really inventive fundraising. It juts goes to show that with team work, businesses really can make a difference in the community. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a fantastic opportunity to support children with cancer, and their families and we are so grateful to RBS for taking such clever measures to exceed the £170 target.”