Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 09.59.26A Newcastle bank has teamed up with one of the region’s leading charities to raise vital funds that will benefit disabled children and adults. 
Staff at Santander’s Northumberland Street branch will launch their six-month partnership with The Percy Hedley Foundation on Friday (July 31). 
Santander aim to help and support local charities in the community by organising fundraising events, community plus days and volunteering.
 
The team at Northumberland Street aim to raise £1000 by the end of the year through different activities in and outside the branch, which will take place on a monthly basis.
 
The project will be launched on Friday with a dress down day and cake stall provided by staff. They are also planning a Come Dine With Me competition, ice bucket challenge and will take part in The Percy Hedley Foundation’s Twilight Zip.
 
The event, which takes place on November 6 and 7, will see fundraisers zip-line from the top of the Baltic down to Performance Square.
 
Team member Leanne Aikin, whose brother, Paul, attends the Foundation’s adult day centres, explains why the branch chose to raise money for the charity.
 
“We felt the Percy Hedley Foundation was a great cause after speaking to their team of fundraisers.
 
“It’s also a charity that’s very close to my heart as my brother, Paul, along with many adults and children in the region, really benefit from their services.
 
“Santander would love to contribute to changing people’s lives and we are keen to build strong relationships outside the working environment.”
 
To sign up for The Percy Hedley Foundation’s Twilight Zip email twilightzip@percyhedley.org.uk or phone 0191 2381321.