Bank’s help for Walking Bus
HSBC is providing a third year of funding to an award-winning children’s road safety charity.
The bank is donating £10,000 to support the KM Walk to School team which operates Walk on Wednesday (WOW) and the Walking Bug schemes at schools across Kent.
HSBC has already given £20,000 and this is the final gift from the bank.
Julia Smith from HSBC said the bank had been delighted to support KM Walk to School and that staff had taken the cause to their hearts.
She said: “HSBC is happy to support such an excellent cause.
“It has not been just a case of donating money as staff have shown a huge commitment to KM Walk to School. Some have joined children on Walking Buses, others have taken part in charity challenges such as the zipwire to raise more funds, yet more have attended family fun day events such as the one held at Howletts Wild Animal Park last summer.”
And the commitment shown by HSBC will leave a lasting legacy as KM community and charities manager Simon Dolby said that the bank’s final donation will be used to help pay for a new charity database, which will help the organisation link its many services together and ensure that they are run with optimum efficiency.
He said: “The support of HSBC has been invaluable in helping to make our charity the success it is today and thanks to this final donation the good work that has been started will go on into the future supported by our new database.”
WOW and Walking Bug are run in partnership with KCC and Medway Council. The scheme is supported by Leeds Castle, the Hop Farm, Quex Park and sponsored by highway construction firm Fitzpatrick.
More sponsors are needed. Contact Simon Dolby on 07989 164 752 to find out more.
Julia Smith of HSBC presents the bank’s cheque to the KM’s Simon Dolby and Buster the Bug