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Santander raises more than £16,000 for Tottenham based Haringey Shed
Staff at one of the country’s largest banks swapped suits for jeans and sold kisses to raise £16,000 for a theatre charity for children.
Employees at 19 Santander branches took part in a week-long fundraising event for Haringey Shed.
They raised £5,885.82 in-store through cake sales, dressing up, dressing down and selling kisses.
The bank promised to match this figure and the total was boosted further with a grant from the Santander Community Plus programme.
On Monday, November 4, the bank’s regional manager, Simon Herbert, will present the charity with a cheque for more than £16,000.
He will hand over the money at the Santander Roadshow event at White Hart Lane Stadium, in Tottenham.
Mr Herbert said: “We chose to support Haringey Shed because it is a relatively small charity doing some great work for young people and we could see that we could make a big difference, especially with the Santander match funding.”
The theatre charity is an inclusive theatre and performing arts company based in Tottenham providing activities for children and young people regardless of ability or disability.
More than 30 per cent of young people in the company have a disability or special needs.
Jim Shepley, the executive director the charity, said, “I would like to say a big thank you to the Santander staff and customers.
“It was a great fundraising effort from everyone. “During the fundraising week we made some great connections with local people who are keen to offer their services and support, including a local music studio.”
The money will help pay for transport for young people with disabilities to attend theatre projects and support Haringey Shed to provide free places for young people to attend holiday programmes.
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