Staff from the Doncaster branch of Lloyds Bank have teamed up with the YMCA to raise £1244 in our annual Sleep Easy event.
The fundraising event which took place in March required participants to spend an evening sleeping rough to help raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in Doncaster. The entire amount raised totalled over £3500 and will be used to help support vulnerable young people.
Louise Roffey, Chief Executive, commented, “Sleep Easy is our annual sponsored sleep out; a great chance for people who want to raise awareness about homelessness and funds to support the work of Doncaster YMCA. We were really pleased that people came down and were so eager to make it a successful event – especially the team from Lloyds Bank. They really got into the spirit of the event and took part in all of the activities and challenges with great enthusiasm! We’re extremely grateful for the fantastic amount they were able to raise and really hope they’ll be taking part again next year.”
Seven of Lloyd’s Bank staff members teamed up to spend the night sleeping in cardboard boxes.
Lee Howard, an associate at Lloyds Bank, commented, “We were told about the Sleep Easy event by our branch manager who had received a flyer from staff at the YMCA. We really enjoyed the shelter building as it was a lot of fun and was also great for team building. I would definitely take part again as I feel it’s a really worthy cause.”
As part of a Lloyds Bank Foundation initiative, a contribution of £500 was made by the organisation – adding to the monies already raised by the team. This bought their total to £1244 after previously raising £744 through individual sponsorship.
“Matched Giving” is a scheme available to Lloyds Bank staff taking part in charity and fundraising events. In 2013, 7180 “Matched Giving” claims were made and the total amount matched hit the £2.6 million mark. They also supported 1310 charities last year alone.