Charity Initiatives and Events

Slimming down swells the coffers

Shedding pounds left stalwart slimmers at BPH Fat Fighters club with £200 to donate to a good cause at the end of 2017. “We were delighted we had so much to give and we all feel a lot better for being lighter and fitter,” says BPH Team Manager, Phil Smith. The money was donated to…

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Mandy dives in to help hospice

Colleagues splashed the cash when Mandy Wilson took the plunge for a good cause. They helped her to raise nearly £286 in a 5k Swim for Steve, for St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds. The event had a personal resonance for the Bradford Nights Process Expert on Dispatch. It was organised by her daughter Rachel’s fiancé, Jake,…

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The ideal des res for wildlife

RESOURCEFUL Stationery Co-ordinator Muriel Turnock gets an even heartier welcome than usual when she arrives home from work with a load of unwanted wooden boards. Creative partner Ivor is always on the lookout for wood because he turns them into bird, bug and hedgehog boxes to raise money for charity. The retired hospital maintenance engineer,…

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Mishap fails to puncture effort

AN end-of-the-road puncture meant Martin Standen’s finish in the Prudential Ride London- Surrey 100 race was less of a romp home and more of a careful pedal, but he wasn’t too worried about that. The real cause for celebration was the Northfield Days Operations Manager’s achievement in raising nearly £800 for his site’s local good…

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Small change, huge hit

Something as simple as signing up to give away small change each month means iPSL people could make a massive change to the lives of young children struggling to act as carers. In a recent Company-wide vote, children’s charity Honeypot was chosen to benefit from an innovative, new fund raising idea, Pennies From Heaven. The…

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A visit from the Premiership trophy

September 20, 2017 Charity Initiatives and Events

Generous iPSL colleagues once again put their hands in their pockets when the Premiership Trophy made a flying visit to our site in Brackmills, Northampton. Colleagues had to make a small donation to have their picture taken with the trophy and raised an amazing £400 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Colleagues consistently go the extra…

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Table Top Temptations at Northampton

September 20, 2017 Charity Initiatives and Events

Last week, our teams at Northampton took the opportunity to bag a bargain and raise money for charity at the same time.  Paul Smith, our Head of Operational Risk led the way and asked colleagues from across the site to check their lofts, garages and drawers for any items people no longer needed. With a…

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Baker Ben turns lbs into £s for his favourite cause

When keen cake-maker Ben Miller decided to try a new way of raising money for his favourite charity, he never dreamt he’d end up losing three stone in weight. Ben’s latest challenge – to run 100 kilometres in a month – made the pounds fall off him and raised more than £1,000 for Action for Pulmonary…

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Well over the target

Wellbeing events at Copley continue to uplift teams and bring welcome cash boosts for good causes. During May people paid a fee to dress down for the whole month and raised £137.50 for Mental Health UK, swelling the total raised for the whole Lloyds site to a massive £1,800. “When the IT area within Lloyds…

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Martin makes a splash

CYCLING and running to stay fit are a way of life for Martin Yates, but completing a tough open water swim as part of his first testing triathlon was his biggest test yet. “Swimming six miles, in a wetsuit, in salt water, is very different to doing a few lengths in the pool, but I’m…

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