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Watford Metro Bank Undertakes Mad March for Charity

14th March 2022

Colleagues Take on Personal Challenges to Raise £1000


It’s Mad March for colleagues at Metro Bank’s Watford store as they take on a series of challenges to raise a £1,000 for local charity Home-Start.

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through challenging times.  Last year Home-Start supported 56,000 children in 27,000 families, in communities across the UK.

“Community is at the centre of our values at Metro Bank and supporting local charities and the youth of tomorrow is a real passion for all of our colleagues in Watford,” explains local business manager, Benjamin Vis.  “We wanted to set ourselves a series of activities that would be fun, challenging and help raise money.  I am probably the most extreme as I am undertaking a hundred mile bike ride – but other colleagues’ challenges are just as inspiring.”

Store manager, Tejas Rach has pledged to run 50 kilometres on a treadmill.  Customer service representatives, Riyan Shah is waxing his legs, Vinoth Mariathasan is giving up eating meat, Louise Mee is giving up energy drinks, while George Yuill is organizing a work night out to raise money.  Cashier Chris Gee is holding a bake sale and assistant store manager, Gemma Lane is selling personalized gifts to raise money.

“If anyone wants to donate, they just need to pop into store to let us know,” adds Benjamin Vis.

Watford Metro Bank is open for every day for donations from Monday to Saturday; 8.30am to 6pm, Sunday: 11am to 5pm.  The store is located at 113 High Street, Watford.