More than 41 charities in Jersey and Guernsey have received a share of £43,762 – money that was raised by Lloyds TSB employees during 2012.

The money was raised through staff participation as part of Lloyds TSB’s ongoing commitment to the community and supplemented by match funding from the bank. Some corporate donations were also made. In addition to the money, staff volunteered a generous total of 797 hours of their time throughout the year to local good causes.

‘Lloyds TSB has been part of Jersey and Guernsey’s community for more than 120 years and we are proud to be a supporter of local charities. Our staff’s energy and enthusiasm to help others is to be applauded and we are delighted that once again, Lloyds TSB has been able to make a real difference to so many people in the Channel Islands,’ said Tim Cooke, Islands Director, Lloyds Banking Group.

In Guernsey, Lloyds TSB staff supported charities such as The Friends of Saumarez Park Playground, which received £5,000 from the Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund, which was launched to support the bank’s partnership of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays. The charity was also one of five beneficiaries to receive the proceeds from the personal banking team’s dress down days, which saw money being donated to Les Bourgs Hospice, Guernsey Blind Association, British Heart Foundation and the bank’s charity of the year, Save the Children.

Richard Johns from the Islands’ Corporate team raised £2,000 taking part in the Les Bourgs Hospice 30 in 30 challenge and his sporting efforts continued when he, together with colleagues Morgan Beanland, Colin Peters and Ariane Petit, took part in Lloyd’s Banking Group’s Wholesale Challenge. Of the 84 teams competing, the Guernsey team finished fifth having tackled challenges which included orienteering, mountain biking and kayaking. The challenge raised over £60,000 for Save the Children and Opportunity International.
Mr Johns also undertook the Mud ‘n’ Fun run with colleagues Chris Taylor, Dave Le Feuvre and Karl Pederson and raised money for Guernsey Motor Neurone Disease Association, the Neuro Concern Society and Bulstrode Oncology Unit.

As part of the bank’s Give & Gain Day, staff from corporate banking spent a day in Herm planting 480 trees around the island and were helped by some of the local schoolchildren.
For the first time, the Lloyds TSB Child Carer of the Year also helped a local charity with the winner Carolyn Ferbrache receiving a prize of £500 for herself and £500 for the charity of her choice. Although Mrs Ferbrache has yet to decide which charity will benefit, as a childminder and foster parent, she has already confirmed it will be one which supports children.
In Jersey, staff also supported causes close to their hearts. Nominated by Steve Kett from the Affluent team, the 3rd Jersey (St Saviour) Scout Group were the Jersey recipients of the Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund £5,000 grant. The fund is aimed at supporting and unlocking the potential in local youths and money was used to buy equipment such as tents, which benefitted over 140 local children.

Staff volunteers got into the Christmas spirit in December and braved a rainstorm to participate in a Santa Dash through the streets of St Helier, raising over £500 for Jersey Hospice. While earlier in the year, when the weather was a little brighter, three teams from Lloyds TSB entered the Jersey Dragon Boat Festival and raised £11,176 for Jersey Hospice, with the Offshore Trust Company team named as the second highest fundraiser at the event.

Colleagues put on their running shoes in October after months of training to take part in the Jersey Marathon Relay event. Lloyds TSB entered six teams from across the businesses with five colleagues in each team. Each staff member ran between 4.8kms and 11kms, raising almost £500 between them. The money was donated to Teenage Cancer Trust and Breast Cancer Care.

Jersey based Jason Lewis, Business Development Manager for Islands Retail raised £2,125 running in the London Marathon. The money was donated to Sense, a charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults that are deafblind.

‘Each of the charities we have worked with or donated to during 2012 do amazing work which changes the lives of the people they support. We look forward to 2013 when we can do even more to help those in the communities we serve,’ added Mr Cooke.

In addition to the fundraising and donations pledged by Lloyds TSB Offshore and its staff, The Lloyds TSB Foundation also pledged more than £1million to numerous charities during the year including Jersey Community Savings, Zannah’s Trust, Guernsey Voluntary Service, Home Start Guernsey, The Bridge Project, Autism Guernsey, Guernsey Sports Commission and Autism Guernsey.