Banking on a good total

Nicky Marshall, who originally nominated the charity, with daughter Lola.
Nicky Marshall, who originally nominated the charity, with daughter Lola.

Employees at The Banks Group have gone past £4,000 at the halfway point of their year of fund-raising for a much-loved regional charity.

At the start of 2016, staff at the North East property and energy firm chose the Tiny Lives Trust as its charity of the year.

Events and activities so far have included a comedy hypnosis night, which raised £1,464, valentines and Easter raffles, a Euro 2016 goal predictor competition and sweepstake, cake bakes, coffee mornings and tuck shops.

Tiny Lives helps to care for premature and sick newborn babies, their mothers and families in the Special Care Baby Unit of the Newcastle Neonatal Service at the RVI.

The charity was originally nominated by Nicky Marshall, who works at Banks’ Shotton surface mine near Cramlington, due to the care it provided when his daughter Lola was born prematurely.