Specialist lender Cambridge & Counties Bank has donated £10,000 to 10 charities as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations. It’s One Big Birthday Present initiative, which ran in July and August this year, saw a large number of charities put forward by the bank’s customers, brokers and business partners, with the final 10 being selected at random.
The 10 were the Bodie Hodges Foundation, Cheltenham Open Door, Focus Charity, Forever Stars, Nottinghamshire Hospice, Mill Youth Centre, Prostate Cancer UK, The Bus Shelter, Warning Zone and Acorns Children Hospice. Overall, the bank had over 150 nominations.
One Big Birthday Present was one of several initiatives the bank undertook as part of its anniversary celebrations. Others included a competition at the NACFB’s annual conference in June and a series of events aimed at celebrating the bank’s employees, including the introduction of a long-service reward scheme.
Over the past 10 years, Cambridge & Counties Bank has grown into a significant competitor in its selected markets and business lines. The bank sailed through the £1 billion deposits mark during 2021 and crashed through the £1 billion lending mark in early 2022, underscoring its continued growth.
Donald Kerr, CEO, Cambridge & Counties Bank, said:
“We are delighted to have been able to support these 10 great charities, working closely with our clients and brokers to identify the causes they are passionate about. Overall, our 10th anniversary celebrations proved to be a great success, with the bank in a great position to continue supporting all our stakeholders.”