Staff raise cash as bosses get soaked

WORK FUN: Standard Bank's director of institutional banking, Ian Hamilton, is seen in the stocks being administered wet sponges by Jennie Bronte Hearne, Laura Richardson and Laura Lewandowskyj

WORK FUN: Standard Bank's director of institutional banking, Ian Hamilton, is seen in the stocks being administered wet sponges by Jennie Bronte Hearne, Laura Richardson and Laura Lewandowskyj

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STAFF at Standard Bank Isle of Man have counted up the cash they raised for Children in Need – it’s a grand total of £2,200.

They raised the funds by a variety of activities, including staff wearing fancy dress to work, managers taking a turn in the ‘stocks’, a cake sale, a raffle and an auction of promises, while in-office games and quizzes kept the money rolling in throughout the day.

A car wash proved so popular that the team running this specific activity had to wash cars for a few weeks following Children in Need to ensure that they collected all funds pledged on the day.

Their effort raised nearly £1,100, which was matched by the bank.

John Coyle, CEO of Standard Bank Isle of Man, said: ‘There was a real buzz around the office when we all got involved in raising funds for the Children in Need appeal and Standard Bank was delighted to match the total raised by the team.

‘As a company, we are committed to giving back to the community where we can and by fundraising for a cause as important as this we are able to have some fun whilst making a valuable contribution. The dedication shown by individuals was very impressive and special thanks to all those managers who dared take to the stocks to be soaked by eager sponge-throwing staff!’

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