Local charities and members of the community have benefitted from a fundraising effort to mark the refurbishment of Lloyds TSB’s landmark premises on Broad Street.
The refurbishment was unveiled on 15 August 2013 and, as part of the celebrations to mark 133 years of the Bank’s continued presence in the listed building, a Victorian themed event and a number of charitable initiatives were held.
The winner of the competition offering the chance to win a two-night stay at Jersey Heritage’s new holiday let at Hamptonne was announced, and nine runners up received a bottle of commemorative champagne and £133 to donate to a charity of their choice.
Michael Chaytor, Head of Islands Retail Banking at Lloyds TSB said: ‘Lloyds TSB is very much a part of the local community and we wanted islanders to be actively involved in marking the refurbishment at Broad Street and the Bank’s longstanding commitment to the island. Many islanders joined our Victorian themed celebration and helped us to raise money for the Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, Brighter Futures, Teenage Cancer Trust and Jersey Hospice.’
Tim Cooke, Lloyds TSB Islands Director, added: ‘Lloyds TSB has a significant on-going community programme. The Lloyds TSB foundation for the Channel Islands has again this year provided a grant programme to charities throughout the Channel Islands which year to date is in excess of £400,000. Lloyds TSB employees have raised a further £13,000 through their own charity initiatives. This sum was also matched by a further £13,000 through the Staff Matched Giving Scheme run by the Foundation.’
As part of the refurbishment, a regularly updated community board marking the fundraising and charitable work of employees and the Lloyds TSB Foundation, has been installed in the Banking Hall to serve as a visual reminder of on-going charity work.