Disabled youngsters get helping hand


Youngsters with disabilities are benefitting from a link between a bank and a charity.

Their Springboard Project has been chosen as TSB’s new local charity partner in Horsham. 

TSB Horsham organised a free prize draw to win a 1.25kg Easter egg donated by Cocoa Loco, the local organic chocolate firm, raising £264.33 for the charity.

 Nigel Scott-Dickeson, chief executive officer at The Springboard Project, said: “It’s fantastic that a high street bank is supporting local charities in this way.

 “The support that TSB gives us will be invaluable, helping us to support young people and children with disabilities to lead an active lifestyle.”

In total, TSB is supporting nearly 500 local causes from across Britain, chosen from over 25,000 nominations from customers, members of the general public and Partners who work for the Bank.

 Jason Watson, bank manager at TSB’s Horsham branch, said: “The Springboard Project is a local cause that’s close to people hearts here in Horsham and we are delighted to welcome them as our new Local Charity Partner.

 “We’re busy planning lots of fundraising activities for the coming months and can’t wait to build our partnership with them and support the vital work that they do for our local community.”

 TSB says that it understands that no one knows their local community better than the people who live there.  That is why each year the bank asks local people to nominate a local cause that they would like them to partner with.  TSB’s first Local Charity Partnerships came to an end in June 2016, and the bank and its local communities have already donated more than £1 million to causes across Britain since the programme began.

 In May 2016, TSB announced a new five year partnership with Pride of Britain and Pride of Sport.  The partnership celebrates ordinary people, like those working in local charities, doing extraordinary things in local communities all over the country.

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