Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Big Bear For Valentine's Day

Worcester Park's serial fundraising bank is at it again, raising funds for The Children's Trust, Tadworth - this time with a raffle for a giant teddy bear. Santander in Central Road are playing host to 'Tadworth' whom they have managed to squeeze into a charity t-shirt and are asking for donations of £2 or over for a ticket.

They will be drawing the winner on the 14th February which conveniently falls on Valentine's Day so if your intended valentine might enjoy such a gift it might be worth seeing if you can end up with the winning ticket. 'Tadworth' could end up being a big inexpensive present for someone.

Branch manager Darren (seen here with Adele and the bear) told the blog that the group of branches in the local area raised nearly £30,000 last year. This was increased to nearly £60,000 after the bank matched the funds raised. The draw has been organised by local resident (and blog contributer) Richard who has worked on fundraising ideas with Santander before.

To enter the raffle, just pop into Santander on Central Road. Or, for your added convenience a Just Giving page has been set up here. Anyone who donates on this page and leaves their contact details will be entered into the draw along with everyone who donates in the branch.

Update (Thursday 13th February)

Only one more day to go! 'Tadworth' has so far managed to raise over £30. This means that the odds of winning are still very good if you want to get down to Santander in Central Road and enter the raffle, which will be drawn tomorrow (Valentine's Day). You can still entered the draw by making a donation here too!