December 18, 2014 | Brenkley News
Employees at a family-owned property and energy firm have been getting their Christmas woollies on to raise money for Save The Children.
Around 50 staff at the Durham-headquartered Banks Group donned their best festive outfits to take part in the charity’s annual Christmas Jumper Day, which aims ‘to make the world better with a sweater,’ and raised around £110 between them.
More than 30 people at Banks’ head office in Meadowfield led the way, with colleagues at its Thrislington office and Shotton surface mine in North East England, and its Hamilton office in South Lanarkshire and Rusha surface mine in West Lothian joining in.
The Banks team’s support for Save The Children compliments their fundraising work for DEBRA, the national charity working on behalf of people in the UK with the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), which staff adopted as their dedicated charity at the start of 2014, and for which over £7,000 has been raised so far.
Mark Dowdall, environment and community director at The Banks Group, says: “Some of the jumpers that appeared in our offices were quite a sight to behold, but it was all in a good cause and we’re pleased to be able to support Save The Children’s important work.”