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Local MP backs TSB bank charity of the year competition

Delyn MP David Hanson has given his support for the TSB charity of the year competition which will see the local Flint TSB branch adopt a charity for the whole of 2015 raising as much as possible but with a minimum of £1000 for them over the year but with an initial target of £3000.

Mr Hanson joined the Mayor of Flint, Councillor Paul Cunningham to back the competition being run by TSB Flint to find a charity to adopt for 2015 which they will then raise money for.  In addition to fundraising events organised by the branches, staff from TSB will also be able to donate eight hours of their time volunteering for the charity.  The project is being piloted by TSB in Flint, Wrexham and Chester.

TSB are looking for a community enterprise or charity that helps its local economy.  Any TSB staff or members of the public can nominate community enterprises and charities who will need to fill in a short application form to be considered.  Applications must be submitted by 3 December, after which a shortlist will be formed.  To be considered for TSB’s Local Charity Partnership, charities and community enterprises must meet TSB’s eligibility criteria, which are based on the bank’s commitment to support local economies.  All of the entrants that meet the selection criteria will have an equal chance of being chosen and the winner will be pulled out of a hat by David Hanson, MP in December.

Mayor of Flint, Councillor Paul Cunningham, said: “Charitable work is at the heart of our community and it is fantastic that TSB is giving this boost to fund raising.“

Lynsay Thomson, Area Director for TSB, said: “I’m delighted to be able to launch our new charity partnership initiative.  Our sole purpose at TSB is to serve local customers and local businesses and so we also want to support a local cause that supports the economy.

“The team here is really looking forward to working closely with our chosen cause so that together we can really make an impact locally.”

David Hanson MP said:

“Flintshire is helped to thrive thanks to the hard work of many local charities and community groups so it’s great to see TSB Flint starting this competition to try and get behind one for 2015.  The £3000 they are pledging to raise will make a real difference to the project selected and I hope over the course of the year to be able to support both the charity or group and the bank in raising awareness for their work.”