Nationwide raise over £1000 for Community Transport charity

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Nationwide Branch Managers Tyrene Simmons and Samantha Dartnall welcomed members of 11 Nationwide branches plus staff and volunteers from CTLA Community Transport to a charity FootGolf event at the Mid Sussex Golf Course in Ditchling, recently.

50 people attended, including District Manager Jon Casper who said; “The evening was great fun and it was great to see all the staff raise money for such a wonderful cause.”

The winners of the footgolf were Mike Belli, Tom Barsdell, Philip Brewster and Aaron Yeomans (pictured). A raffle was also held with prizes donated from local business’s including the Treatment Rooms Brighton, Profiles of Hassocks, Sainsburys Newhaven, Co-op Peacehaven, Elephant and Castle Lewes, Powder Beauty Room Brighton, Well Chemist Peacehaven and Aqua restaurant Lewes.

Samantha Dartnall, Branch Manager at Nationwide’s Peacehaven branch commented: “We had many suggestions but the CTLA Community Transport charity was chosen to benefit from our 2017 charity events, as they are just such a fantastic cause. All of my team have volunteered, going out on the community buses and we are looking forward to making a real difference”.

Together with proceeds from cake sales in the Peacehaven branch and matched funding from Nationwide, the fundraising has already topped £1,000 which will go towards ending isolation, loneliness and community exclusion that people unable to use public transport suffer.

The branch staff will assist at many further fundraising events including a fashion show and a Santa bus during the festive period.

Since 2012, Nationwide Building Society has donated more than £15 million to thousands of causes across the UK and actively encourage their staff to help strengthen and make a real difference to the communities around them.

For more details on CTLA and how to support them, go to www.ctla.org.uk or call 01273 517332

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