Christmas hamper raffle helps children’s charity

TSB Bank in Barton-le-Clay raises funds for CHUMS - from left are bankers Jo Rasbary, Daniel Gallagher, Natasha Williams, with Katherine Jukes, bank manager
TSB Bank in Barton-le-Clay raises funds for CHUMS - from left are bankers Jo Rasbary, Daniel Gallagher, Natasha Williams, with Katherine Jukes, bank manager

The Silsoe-based charity CHUMS, which provides mental health and emotional wellbeing support for children and young people, has received a donation of £123 raised by colleagues and customers of TSB Bank in Barton-Le-Clay.

The cash was collected through a Christmas hamper raffle and takes the total fundraising for CHUMS, their charity partner, to more than £1,300 this year.

The funds raised will be used to support children who have gone through trauma and bereavement.

Katherine Jukes, branch manager, said: “CHUMS is a vital part of our local community and we’re really proud to have them as our local charity partner.

“Our team in Barton-Le-Clay have worked hard putting in a lot of time and dedication to make this Christmas hamper raffle a success. We have really enjoyed our fundraising event and it is fantastic to know the difference that our efforts will make.”

Sarah Coulthard, community fundraising manager for CHUMS said: “We are hugely grateful to TSB and its local partners in Barton-Le-Clay. The money they are raising and the general support we’re getting is helping us to deliver really important services in Barton-Le-Clay. Having major businesses like TSB supporting us locally is a great way of making our community stronger.”