Children in Need received a cash boost of £1,748 supported by The Royal Bank of Scotland Community Cashback programme.
The money was raised as a result of the involvement of Royal Bank members of staff from its Eyemouth branch taking part in a sponsored walk for approximately 20 miles on Sunday, November 20.
Four members of staff from the Eyemouth branch - branch manager James Brydon, customer adviser Graeme Welsh, Ashley Sword and Janet Duncanson - gave up their own time at the weekend and walked for 7.5 hours. Donations and sponsorship from branch customers and the staff’s family and friends were generously received.
The volunteering event is part of a wider commitment to the community by RBS as part of its Customer Charter which was launched in 2010.
The Community Cashback programme was introduced to further support the efforts of members of staff throughout the country who give their own time to support local charities and other good causes. In recognition of their contribution, the Bank will make a donation to the relevant organisation.
Commenting on the fundraising, Hazel Anderson, RBS’s Local CEO in East and Borders said: “I am very proud of the staff in Eyemouth branch and I know that they put in an incredible amount of training and planning before the event. Children in Need plays an important role in many communities and it was rewarding to know that our staff were able to make a contribution to the great work they do.
“Staff across various branches in RBS carried out fundraising activities on Children in Need day raising funds for such a great cause. It was also good to know that the bank was supporting their efforts through the CommunityCashback programme and the volunteering commitment to staff.”