Last week our staff worked alongside the Chiltern Food Bank volunteers collecting food donations at our local Tesco. The Food Bank collected over 4 tonnes of food over the 3 days. As part of our support this year the staff also donated over 40 boxes of chocolates and sweets.
Buckinghamshire Building Society has recently installed a fully automatic defibrillator in Chalfont St Giles village on the wall of their office.
Chief Executive, Andrew Craddock unveiled the defibrillator with Gordon Patrick, Chairman of Chalfont St Giles Parish Council. Gordon explained “The funding of a defibrillator on the high street is a valuable community asset - it is our sincere wish that it will never be needed, but the fact that it is there is very reassuring”
The staff got out their denim and donated money on Friday, raising £98 for Jeans for Genes day. Amarjit Panesar our Savings Supervisor sported a full double denim look with jacket and jeans.
This year the staff organised a bake off competition for Sport Relief and raised £70 on the day. We baked and decorated everything from fairy cakes to rocky road through to iced buns and muffins. We were judged by our CEO and Finance Director who declared the Star Baker to be Russell Harvey, our Mortgage Underwriter whose fairy cakes were
Once again the staff joined in with Clic Sargent's Wig Wednesday, donning wigs of various shades and styles to support this charity. We raised £74 for Clic Sargent and had a lot of fun in the process.
In 2015 we set up a Charitable Foundation so that each year we could donate to a charity voted for by our members. Andrew Craddock CEO "I am delighted that this year they voted for our donation to go to the Buckinghamshire branch of the Alzheimer’s Society" Our donation of £7000 will go to the befriending project which will provide support to the 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 who have dementia.