BARB receives £3,000 donation from Lloyds Bank
BARB Search & Rescue has received a £3,000 financial
boost from Lloyds Bank.
charity - which runs two hovercrafts and an inshore rescue boat
that has been heavily used in recent weeks during flood relief
work across Somerset - was nominated by Lloyds Bank's staff in
Burnham to receive a Lloyds Bank Community Fund Award.
BARB was one of the two local good causes with the most votes
following a public vote and has received £3,000 from the bank towards the cost of new equipment with the support
of Burnham's Mayor Martin Cox.
Operations Manager Mike Lowe said: "We are hugely grateful
to all those who voted for BARB, enabling us to secure this fantastic
donation. We also thank the team at Lloyds Bank for their kind
Lloyds Bank Community Fund helps local people to have a positive
impact at the heart of their communities by giving grants to local
good causes. The four community groups from Sedgemoor to receive
an award were 1st Bridgwater St Georges Wembdon Scout Group (£3000),
BARB Search and Rescue (£3000), Ups and Downs Southwest
(£300) and Wedmore Playing Fields Management Committee (£300).
Lindsay, Group Director, Responsible Business at Lloyds Banking
Group, said: "Lloyds Bank scaled up the Community Fund considerably
in 2013 and in return we had an incredible response from the public,
which resonated right across the country. We know that receiving
a promotional boost and public support is as important as the
financial investment and can have a sustained impact on groups
engagement with their local community over time. Congratulations
to every community group that took part."
Bank has committed to continue the Community Fund in 2014 as a
result of the overwhelming response and engagement from communities
and colleagues during 2013. Further details will be announced
later in the year.
Mayor Martin Cox with BARB's Graham Hallsworth, Roger Burgess
and Martin Whitfield and the Lloyds Bank team