LLOYDS Bank colleagues from Shirley will join forces with 1,300 colleagues across the country to raise over £300,000 for Children in Need – their chosen charity of the year partnership.
Colleagues will cycle the equivalent of more than twice around the world in just 24 hours as part of the bank’s ‘pedal for pudsey’ fundraising activities.
Pedal for Pudsey aims to raise funds to ensure that children and young people in the UK can have a safe, happy and secure childhood – Lloyds have set the target of raising £2million per year.
From 11am this morning (October 8) until 10.59am tomorrow, six Lloyds Bank Shirley team members will be pedaling on static bikes continuously until they reach their target of 250 miles.
Collectively, the team will contribute to 200 teams, 1200 participants, over 50,000 miles of cycling and raising £300,000 for the cause.
Matt Baker, BBC Children in Need supporter, said: “I am so impressed by the Pedal for Pudsey challenge and inspired by the hundreds of colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group who will be pedalling thousands of miles.
“From my own Rickshaw Challenge experience I know how hard it is to spend many hours in the saddle but being focussed and motivated to raise thousands of pounds will help the fundraisers to keep pushing on.
“If you are near one of the Lloyds Bank branches taking part do pop in and make a donation – you really can help children maximise their potential and be safe, happy and secure.”
Ranjit Singh, Bank Manager, said: “Lloyds Bank Shirley colleagues have always been huge supporters of the bank’s Charity of the Year raising large amounts of money for good causes by taking on incredible challenges.
“Colleagues across the business are getting involved, and we have already raised more than £3 million for this year’s Appeal.
“We need lots of support from our customers and the public so please do pop along and help us achieve this fantastic fundraising target.”
To find out more about Lloyds Bank’s partnership with BBC Children in Need visit www.lloydsbankcommunities.com