“To inspire everyone, we organised a talk from Home Start Herts who explained how significantly the pandemic has impacted their fundraising efforts at a time when they have never been needed more”, explains store manager Amber Dunlop. “A massive thank you to everyone who participated in March Metro Madness and the customers and colleagues who supported them to help raise such a fantastic donation.”
Originally hoping to raise at least £750, the March Metro Madness campaign challenged colleagues to undertake a personal fundraising challenge. Leading from the top, Sam Mathur gave up a daily coffee from Costa for an entire month, whilst Jeriel Crossman held a bake sale in store. Laura Elliott made a memory blanket and Andrew Shaw painted. Keith O’Connell cycled, Benjamin Vis ran and Charlene McCord theoretically walked to Hull and back. But the most ripping good time was had by gents Fawad Ahmed, Len Radley and Jordan Smith who agreed to have various body parts waxed to raise funds!
The monies raised will be donated to Home Start Herts and with Gift Aid the final figure will be £1306.25. Home Start Herts is a not-for-profit organisation supporting families in and around the Hertfordshire area. Home Start focuses on a huge array of support for Hertfordshire families such as post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues
Metro Bank’s St Alban’s store can be found at 77 St Peter's Street, St Albans, AL1 3ED.
The store is currently open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.