Tesco Bank Staff take part in Sandcastle Challenge
22 July 2011
A team of 10 Tesco Bank staff picked up their buckets and spades recently to assist with Children North East’s annual Sandcastle Challenge at Sandhaven Beach, South Shields.
On Friday 01 July, volunteers from the bank’s office in Quorum Business Park, Newcastle, helped almost 2,000 excited children to build a range of elaborate, themed sandcastles, designed by the children themselves.
The annual event is held as a reminder of the charity’s very early days, when disadvantaged local children were taken on trips to the seaside to experience the fresh air and have fun.
Carol Taylor, Senior Fundraiser at Children North East, said,
"We are overwhelmed with the huge response we received for our request for support for this year’s Sandcastle Challenge. We would not have been able to make the day run smoothly without this very enthusiastic team from Tesco Bank.
"This year they are aiming to raise £20,000 overall via their fundraising efforts, which will help us support so many children, young people and their families in the region through difficult times in their lives. The time and skills also donated by Tesco Bank staff during this partnership will be equally valuable and we can’t thank them enough."
Julie Leadbitter, Head of Site for Tesco Bank Newcastle added,
"Children North East is an amazing charity that really makes a difference to our local community. We are delighted to be supporting them in this event and our staff thoroughly enjoyed helping the children."
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