Tesco Bank Zip Slide from Tyne Bridge for Charity
20 July 2011
A brave group of 19 Tesco Bank staff members from the bank’s office in Quorum Business Park in Newcastle took part in a zip slide off the Tyne Bridge on Sunday, 26 June as part of their partnership with Children North East. The funds raised will go towards the bank’s aim of raising £20,000 for the charity this year.
Children North East is a local charity that is dedicated to promoting the health, education and development of children, young people and their families and carers living in the North East of England.
The money raised by staff will directly help children and young people experiencing a range of difficulties linked to homelessness and will also offer support to young people who take on a caring role within their families.
Carol Taylor Senior Fundraiser at Children North East said,
"The zip slide event helps to mark our 120th anniversary this year and fundraisers are all aiming to raise a minimum of £120. Their efforts 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 to us and we can’t thank them enough."
Julie Leadbitter, Head of Site in Tesco Bank Newcastle added,
"Children North East is an amazing charity that really makes a difference to our local community. We are delighted to b
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e supporting them in this event which has been a great success, well done to all involved."