16th January 2020
esbs has announced the results of the In the Community token collector scheme for the fourth quarter of 2019.
Customers decide how £500 will be split between two worthy causes by casting votes with a token collector scheme.
The collectors, which are in place at the Head Office in Earl Shilton as well as the Barwell branch, allow people to choose between two locally-based organisations every quarter by placing a token into the corresponding box.
The tokens have now been counted for the final quarter of 2019, and the funds will be divided proportionately between two nominated charities.
£256.20 will be donated to Barwell & Earl Shilton Street Pastors while Leicestershire & Rutland Sands will be receiving £243.80.
Following nominations from esbs staff, the two charities that have been selected for the first quarter of 2020 are Wishes 4 Kids and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The initiative is part of the Society’s ‘In the Community’ fund, which aims to support events and groups operating in the area in a pledge to be at the centre of local life.
Wishes 4 Kids was created by Russell Brickett in 2002. They grant a wish to children and youngsters in Leicestershire who are life limited, terminally ill, have experienced life-changing physical or emotional traumas, or have suffered major abuse. The Charity has already granted thousands of wishes for local children, bringing a short period of respite that they, along with their parents, will treasure for the rest of their life.
Wishes 4 Kids is funded solely by public donations; they don’t receive government or National Lottery funding. The people and businesses of Leicestershire make children and young people’s wishes a reality.
Gary Lowe, Charity Manager for Wishes 4 Kids said: “Thank you for choosing to support our charity. We are so grateful to you all, and incredibly thankful on behalf of the children whose lives you will have changed forever by helping to make their wishes come true.”
Macmillan Cancer Support provides physical, financial and emotional support to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can. They support people in many ways from the moment of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. Whether it’s funding Macmillan nurses to provide expert clinical support or providing the Macmillan Support Line 7 days a week so people with cancer can seek emotional and financial support, Macmillan is right there.
In Leicester, a team of cancer information and support specialists and trained volunteers are on hand at the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at Leicester Royal Infirmary, to provide specialist information and one-to-one support to anyone affected by cancer.
Francesca Pearson, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Leicestershire, said: “We’d like to thank esbs and their customers for fundraising for Macmillan. We’re thrilled to have their support, as it can really make a difference for people living with cancer”.
Paul Tilley, Chief Executive of esbs, said: “It’s fantastic to see the number of tokens placed in the collectors over the past quarter, and we would like to thank everyone for their help in making this community project a success.”
Further information on esbs is available at www.esbs.co.uk.