Bank team help hospice in memory of colleague

NatWest donation to St John's Hospice, from left, Tracy Nichols NatWest,  Sharon Allcom, from St Johns, Sarah Nash, senior sister, and Mick Meadows, from NatWest.
NatWest donation to St John's Hospice, from left, Tracy Nichols NatWest, Sharon Allcom, from St Johns, Sarah Nash, senior sister, and Mick Meadows, from NatWest.

A series of fundraising events by staff at the Natwest branch in Bedford has helped to raise £6,200 for their charity partner, Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice.

Named The NatWest Bedford Team, they raised the money in memory of Martin Satchwill, a longstanding colleague who received care at the hospice.

The bank held quiz nights, cake sales, hosted a glamtastic music event and sponsored the Starlight Hike.

Tracy Nichols at NatWest in Bedford, said: “Our colleague, Martin, was a big supporter of the hospice and he inspired us all to get involved.

“It’s great to be part of something so wonderful and we have had lots of fun along the way. We hope the money will make a difference and help others to access the great care that Martin and his wife received.”

Andrea Chupacova, senior fundraiser for St John’s said: “The partnership is a great example of businesses working together. It has helped us build a fantastic relationship with the staff at the Bedford branch. The money will help us provide more than 400 hours of care.”