Nedbank Private Wealth has had a phenomenal response to their recent two week appeal when staff were asked to donate any unwanted clothes to Save the Children in a drive to think about recycling and its role in sustainability.
Staff from Nedbank Private Wealth’s offices in Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey cleared out their wardrobes and collected a staggering mountain of over 3,500 items, which were then donated to Save the Children.
Save the Children is one of Nedbank Private Wealth’s five staff-nominated charities for 2013, and, along with the clothes donation, the bank’s staff have been busy raising funds throughout the year for this worthy cause.
Save the Children is an internationally active non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. It improves the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.
Sharon Connor, Head of the Nedbank Private Wealth Charity Committee, commented: “The way in which staff got behind this campaign and donated so many items has been way beyond any expectation we originally had, and to be able to make a big donation to such a worthwhile charity is heart-warming.”
Barbara Thorn, Save the Children representative said “We, the volunteers from the Save the Children shop in Windsor Road, Douglas, were rendered almost speechless by the sheer volume of bags of clothes donated, probably the largest single donation the shop has ever received.”
“We wish to offer our sincere and grateful thanks to the staff of Nedbank Private Wealth for their wonderful support for Save the Children from this fundraising initiative and also for their immense kindness in adopting Save the Children as one of their chosen charities to support throughout the year.”