STAFF of a local building society are getting active at a Tamworth shopping centre to help raise money for Sport Relief, which helps the most vulnerable people in the UK and the world’s poorest countries.
Seven staff from Ankerside Shopping Centre’s Coventry Building Society are going head to head with the bank’s Coleshill branch to see who can raise the most points in raising funds in aid of the national charity campaign.
Until Friday 23 March, the Tamworth team will be walking and running on the treadmill whilst customers will be able to guess their distance completed over a 10-hour timescale, £1.00 per guess and various prizes to be won.
Sarah Cole, who is a Customer Service Specialist at Ankerside’s Coventry Building Society, said all the staff at the branch are extremely excited to be getting involved in getting active for Sport Relief. “Here at Coventry Building Society, we often spend time hosting charitable events in store for various organisations, so we couldn’t wait to hit the treadmill to help raise money.
“It’s great that we will be working with the Coleshill branch,” she said. “It gives us motivation to get as many miles as possible and throughout the fundraising, all seven of us will be taking it in turns to run and walk on the treadmill before Sport Relief on Friday 23 March.”
Jeff Wigley, Ankerside Shopping Centre manager, said it is great to see Coventry Building Society taking part in Sport Relief. “The staff at the bank have done brilliant charity work throughout the years, by hosting a number of cake sales, summer raffles and book swaps, so to see them continuing their charity efforts for Sport Relief is fantastic.
“We would like to wish the team the best of luck with their fundraising and we would encourage anyone planning to stop by Coventry Building Society to give a small donation for their incredible dedication,” he said.
Sport Relief is a biennial charity initiative in association with BBC Sport and encourages the British public to get active whilst raising funds for vulnerable people in the UK as well as in poor countries across the world. Sport Relief will air on BBC One on Friday, 23 March.