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Yorkshire Bank keeps on giving to charity

16 January 2007

Yorkshire Bank is extending its charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) for another year from January 2007 to build on the £330,000 it has already raised.


Yorkshire and sister bank Clydesdale adopted the BHF as their first national "Charity Partner" in January 2005. Since the launch of the partnership, staff and customers have raised more than £300,000 in cash and have also contributed £130,000-plus in gifts in kind. They will continue raising funds in a variety of ways, including:

  • Annual campaigns - Valentine's and Help a Heart Week
  • Volunteering opportunities in shops
  • Collections
  • Give As You Earn
  • Emergency life support training
  • Joint community activities
  • Teams entering events like the Great North Run and London Marathon

Penny Hamer, Regional Corporate Executive for the British Heart Foundation, said: "We're delighted Yorkshire Bank has extended their partnership with us. The partnership is a shining example of joint working - the BHF provides a motivating cause for bank employees and the funds raised have enabled BHF to expand its invaluable Heart Nurse Programme.          


"Yorkshire has really embraced the partnership, raising a phenomenal amount of money and it's fantastic that this will be continuing throughout 2007."


Glenn King, Yorkshire Bank's general manager, said: "It's wonderful to know the money we're raising is making a real difference to the work of the BHF, which is why we're determined to raise even more in 2007. Everyone at the bank has really thrown themselves into the fundraising and many employees have also learned vital life-saving skills through BHF training."


Companies interested in finding out more about the benefits of working with the BHF should contact Penny Hamer on 01257 460453 or e-mail

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