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With Kids announces partnership with Tesco Bank in Glasgow

Today (1 March 2016) With Kids announced that it has been selected by Tesco Bank’s employees in Glasgow to be their official charity partner for 2016/17. The charity provides practical and emotional support to children and families in Glasgow.

Tesco Bank supports a different local children’s charity every year.  Their employees were recently asked to nominate a new charity for the coming year and the Bank received almost 150 nominations across all its offices. Colleagues were given the opportunity to vote and With Kids came out top in Glasgow. 

The Bank aims to raise £25,000 through a range of initiatives to enable the charity to pay for a calming and relaxing area for the children and families undergoing therapy sessions. Additional funds will pay for camping trips for 25 families, enabling them to bond and spend quality time together.

In addition With Kids will benefit from the Bank’s ‘Take a Day to Make a Difference’ when employees are encouraged to take time away from the business to volunteer for good causes.

Claire Larkin, Fundraiser at With Kids, said:

"We were absolutely delighted to be chosen as Tesco Bank’s charity of the year for its Glasgow office. The fundraising will allow us to support young children in Glasgow’s East end, giving children the resilience they need to deal with life’s issues and enabling them to talk about their feelings. The partnership will help us to support children who may have experienced parental bereavement, family breakdown or other difficult circumstances." 

Tesco Bank community engagement manager Suzanne Laporte said:

"Our employees are passionate about supporting their local communities. Over the last five years they’ve help raise £1.55million for charities and volunteered more than 23,000 hours helping local charities, schools and community groups. We’ve already started planning our first fundraising event and are keen to start volunteering with the charity to provide that extra support they wouldn’t normally receive."

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About Us:

Tesco Bank’s goal is to make banking and insurance easier and better value for people who shop at Tesco. We’ve been around since 1997 and today we help more than 5 million customers manage their money every day. Our 4,000 colleagues serve our customers seven days a week from our three main centres in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle, and we are also available through online and mobile banking 24/7. Tesco Bank participates in the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board.

Tesco Bank is a trading name of Tesco Personal Finance plc. Registered in Scotland No. SC173199. Registered Office: 2 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9FQ

About With Kids: 

With Kids is an organisation which aims to build self-esteem and resilience in children, whilst also recognising the need for practical and emotional support for families. We do this in a variety of ways such as providing individual play therapy to children, running family groups and activities, delivering therapeutic group work with children and supporting individual children/families as required.

With Kids are based on the beliefs that everyone has the potential for growth and change, and that all individuals, including children, know the best solutions to their difficulties when given the right support.

With Kids currently operate in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Find out more at www.withkids.org.uk

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