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Newbury and Hungerford banks select local charity as partner

TSB present cheque for £200 to kickstart fundraising

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


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Newbury and Hungerford banks select local charity as partner

THE West Berks Rapid Response Cars (WBRRC) charity has been chosen as TSB Newbury’s and Hungerford’s new local charity partner. 

To kickstart the partnership, the TSB donated £200 to the charity at its Northbrook Street bank last week.

In total, TSB is supporting nearly 500 local causes from across Britain, chosen from more than 25,000 nominations from customers, members of the general public and partners who work for the bank.  

Bank manager at TSB’s Newbury branch Melanie Knapp said: “The WBRRC is a local cause that’s close to people’s hearts here in the area and we are delighted to welcome them as our new local charity partner. 

“We’re busy planning lots of fundraising activities for the coming months and can’t wait to build our partnership with them and support the vital work that they do for our local community.”

WBRRC charity chairman and trustee Andrew Sharp said: “We really didn’t expect to be selected and are very excited to be able to work with the TSB team in our local branches to raise funds in the coming year.

“It’s fantastic that a high street bank is supporting local charities in this way. 

“The support that TSB gives us will be invaluable in helping us to raise vital funds and awareness in West Berkshire.”

The WBRRC has been operating in the West Berks and surrounding community for more than 10 years and has attended in the region of 4,000 incidents. 

The charity receives no funding from central Government and relies entirely on donations and sponsorships from local companies, organisations and individuals.

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