The Cambridge help raise £4,000 for Tom’s Trust
6 December 2019 • Community
This week, The Cambridge met with Deb Whiteley, Co-Founder at Tom’s Trust as she was presented with a cheque for £4,000. The children’s charity provide clinical psychology to children with brain tumours and offer support to their families. The donation follows the work the team at The Cambridge have been doing to raise money for the charity by completing a series of fundraising events throughout the period of August to October.
Each season, The Cambridge work with a different local charity as a part of their Community Partnership Programme. A dedicated team at The Cambridge worked with Tom’s Trust by volunteering and raising awareness for Team Tom. The Cambridge worked with Tom’s Trust to put together a schedule of fundraising activities including experience day auctions, participation in the Gran Fondo cycling challenge and a netball tournament.
Anna Bass, System Expert at The Cambridge and member of the fundraising team said, “Working in partnership with Tom’s Trust for the past three months has been a great experience for everyone at The Cambridge. Our community is at the heart of what we do, I’m delighted we were able to create a portfolio of fundraising activities that our team members were so keen to get involved with. As well as supporting the Tom’s Trust Glitter Ball and a netball tournament to help raise vital funds for Tom’s Trust, several of our team members also took on The Gran Fondo cycling challenge around Cambridgeshire enduring up to 80 miles through the countryside. The hard work and dedication from everyone at The Cambridge has been incredible. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to donate so much to Team Tom.”
Deb Whiteley, Co-Founder of Tom’s Trust received the cheque for £4,000 on behalf of the charity and went on to describe how the partnership with The Cambridge has been so vital, Deb commented,
’Working with the Cambridge Building Society has been so much fun, from black tie balls, netball tournaments to moving office - they have offered their time and energy to fundraising for our families. The money they have raised is enough to provide one hundred hours of psychology for children and their families in East Anglia, this is life changing and wouldn’t be available without the help of The Cambridge, we can’t thank them enough for their support.’’