Banking staff bring in the cash on Macmillan Way walk

Lloyds Commercial banking staff on fundraising walk.
Lloyds Commercial banking staff on fundraising walk.

Volunteers from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking team have completed a 290-mile coast to coast walk from Lincolnshire to Dorset, helping to raise more than £60,000 for charity.

A team of more than 150 people, including walkers from the Hemel Hempstead offices, embarked on the Macmillan Way walk, which began in Boston and finished nearly 300 miles later in Abbotsbury.

Staff secured over £30,000 in sponsorship, and this has been matched by Lloyds Bank to pass the £60,000 mark.

Half of the money raised will be donated to the bank’s charity of the year, Children in Need. As Principle Partner of Children in Need, Lloyds Bank has committed to support all UK schools and over five million children with fundraising and key skills development. The remaining money will be shared between local charities including Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes, which provides palliative care for adults.

Philip Fulton, area director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “The walk was a great team-building exercise for us all, particularly when we had to tackle varying weather conditions along the way, and we are extremely proud of the £60,000 that we’ve raised.

“We are committed to supporting our local communities and know that the funds raised will help Willen Hospice and Children in Need with the fantastic work that they do to support the community.”