Bank pledges support for disability charity

The Percy Hedley Foundation's Danny Mitchell (far left) and Sheila Coltman (third left) with the Santander Northumberland Street team - Daniel Blakes-Coates, John Wright, Leanne Aikin, Gillian McCumiskey, Louise Small and Suzanne Scott.
The Percy Hedley Foundation's Danny Mitchell (far left) and Sheila Coltman (third left) with the Santander Northumberland Street team - Daniel Blakes-Coates, John Wright, Leanne Aikin, Gillian McCumiskey, Louise Small and Suzanne Scott.

A bank has signed up to a six-month partnership to support a charity helping disabled children and adults.

Staff at Santander’s Northumberland Street branch have pledged to raise money for The Percy Hedley Foundation, based in Killingworth.

The team aim to raise £1,000 by the end of the year through different activities in and outside the branch, which will take place on a monthly basis.

Team member Leanne Aikin, whose brother Paul attends the Foundation’s adult day centres, said: “We felt the Percy Hedley Foundation was a great cause after speaking to their team of fundraisers.

“It’s also a charity that’s very close to my heart as my brother, Paul, along with many adults and children in the region, really benefit from their services.

“Santander would love to contribute to changing people’s lives and we are keen to build strong relationships outside the working environment.”

For more on the charity visit www.percyhedley.org.uk