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A Mountain of a Challenge

4th August 2021

Birmingham Metro Bank Colleagues Climb Snowdon for Local Charity

 The UK’s community bank, Metro Bank, gives every colleague a Day to Amaze – essentially a paid day off to support a local charity or good cause. Colleagues from Metro Bank’s Birmingham store chose to take on a mammoth task for their Day to Amaze by climbing Mount Snowdon in aid of Edward’s Trust, a charity which provides support to people affected by grief.

Based in Birmingham, Edward’s Trust provides a variety of services – counselling, therapy and social events for parents and adults affected either by the death of a loved one or a relative suffering from a terminal illness.

Birmingham Metro Bank colleagues Beth Freeman, Jessica Stringer, Gavin Conner, Simran Kaur, Charlotte Hughes, Rajpal Rai and Jazmeen Mahill  hoped to raise £1,000 by climbing Mount Snowdon but thanks to the generosity of colleagues and customers they have already raised over £2,000.

 “Climbing up the mountain was made just a little easier knowing every step would make a real difference”, said Metro Bank assistant store manager Jessica Stringer.  “And well worth it as the views from the top were simply breath taking.”

“We’re thrilled to have raised so much money for Edward’s Trust,” explained Metro Bank’s Birmingham store manager, Beth Freeman. “As a community bank, we want to make a difference to our local community. Huge thanks to everyone who helped us raise this money which we know will make a difference locally.”

Metro Bank’s Birmingham store can be found at 85 to 88 High St, Birmingham B4 7TE. The store is currently open Monday – Saturday 08:30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm.