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24 August, 2017
MP Visits Birth, Baby & Beyond - Tesco Bank’s Charity of the year
Local MP Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North and West) today (Thursday 24th August) visited Glasgow-based charity Birth, Baby & Beyond who are Tesco Bank’s charity of the year in Glasgow.
Birth, Baby & Beyond was selected by colleagues from Tesco Bank’s Glasgow office to be their official charity partner for 2017-18 and their mission is to raise £25,000. The charity is dedicated to providing an equal start to babies and families across Glasgow through the provision of Starter Packs, which is what Tesco Bank’s fundraising will go towards.
During the first five months of the partnership colleagues have raised over £12,000 through a variety of events such as raffles, a Race Night and over thirty colleagues climbed Ben Nevis which go towards funding twelve Starter Packs. Staff from the Bank have also been supporting the charity by volunteering at their warehouse to sort donations, helping with bag packs and one has even become the charity’s mascot.
Carol Monaghan MP said:
“It was wonderful to visit Birth, Baby & Beyond today to see first-hand the invaluable work they are doing supporting families and babies in need across Glasgow.
Alongside the Scottish Government’s Baby Box initiative which provides some of the essentials for the early months of a new baby's life, these practical and important means of support ensure every baby born in Scotland gets the best possible start.
I thank Tesco Bank and its employees who have contributed either financially or voluntarily to support this charity.”
Birth, Baby & Beyond’s Natasha Earle said:
“It was lovely to meet Carol Monaghan MP and we are grateful for giving up her time to come and visit our shop and to hear more about the work we do to support families across Glasgow.
Becoming Tesco Bank’s Glasgow Charity Partner for 2017-2018 has been a fantastic opportunity for Birth, Baby & Beyond, one that we are very thankful for. Colleagues and staff have really committed to the partnership and took part in various fundraising events over the first 6 months and have raised a massive £12,000 for the charity. It has been a great start, we can't wait to see what's in store over the next 6 months!”
Chris Newton, Community Investment Manager at Tesco Bank, said:
“We are grateful to Carol Monaghan MP for giving her time to visit the charity. It has been a pleasure to support Natasha and her team at Birth, Baby & Beyond over the first few months and it has been great to come into the shop to see what a difference our fundraising and volunteering is having for the charity.”
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Notes to Editors
- As part of Tesco, we recognise the importance of building trust with the communities in which we serve customers. We do this by creating opportunities for young people, supporting local communities and encouraging healthy choices.
- That’s why, each year, our Community Programme provides inspirational opportunities for 85,000 children by building skills and confidence and encouraging positive habits – helping them lead happier, healthier lives.
- Over the last seven years, not only have we engaged 430,000 kids but we’ve also helped raise over £2million for charities and our employees have volunteered over 36,000 hours of their time to help good causes in their local communities.
- Tesco Bank’s goal is to make banking and insurance easier and better value for people who shop at Tesco. We’ve been around since 1997 and today we help more than 6 million customers every day with everything from insuring their pets, to buying
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