Fundraising efforts by staff from five branches of Lloyds bank have given a massive boost to CASBA. Senior Manager Jason Vale and Sukie Magee handed over a cheque for £2,320.01 to CASBA Ambassadors Mark Coppage and Martyn Spooner last week.
Demand for support from advocacy charities like ours is at an all-time high. We work with citizens with Learning Disabilities, who are one of the groups to have been worst affected by the pandemic and associated problems.
Faced with this situation, CASBA has asked local businesses to help them raise the money they need to ensure that the charity can provide more crisis advocacy for citizens in need.
By raising more money, we will also be able to put on more support groups and reach more isolated citizens, who have been made vulnerable by recent welfare and service provision cuts coupled with price increases.
Thanking Lloyds Bank, CASBA CEO Ginny Cullen said: “For a small charity like ours, such fundraising efforts make a massive difference. Our staff and volunteers are so grateful to Lloyds staff and customers for putting in so much time and effort to raise this money. Thanks to their hard work, we will give the gift of independence to more people in the city.”
CASBA are aiming to raise an extra £80,000 this year to ensure that we can deliver all the services we need to. In May we’re challenging people to get sponsored to walk, cycle, scoot or run 500 miles and are looking for more people to get involved. If you want to take part in this, or raise money in another way through your business or community group, please contact Fundraising Coordinator Joe Peacock for more details by emailing email@example.com.
You can sign up for or donate to CASBA’s 500 miles challenge here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/CASBA500miles