Grantham Hospice banks on help from HSBC

HSBC Staff have raised money for Grantham Hospice. 980C
HSBC Staff have raised money for Grantham Hospice. 980C

HSBC employees in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire have helped raise £1,500 for St Barnabas Hospice through a series of events last year.

Tina Dingley, of Grantham Hospice, collected a cheque recently from the branch in Grantham, presented by commercial director for Mid-Lincolnshire and the Fens David Welch.

Around 20 members of staff at HSBC’s commercial offices in Grantham, Lincoln, Peterborough and Spalding took part in a sponsored walk and cycle around Rutland Water last September to raise money for the charity, while Mr Welch and deputy area commercial directors Stephen Evans and Gareth Bowen completed the ‘Survival of the Fittest’ obstacle course in October.

In addition, employees held a Euro 2012 sweepstake.

HSBC employees chose St Barnabas Hospice as a number of colleagues and their families and friends have received care at the hospice.

Mr Welch said: “St Barnabas do at great job at their Lincoln and Grantham homes so we wanted to do all we could to help out. This is a very worthy cause and we are delighted to be able to hand over the money to the charity.”