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Coop Bank staff volunteers collection

Four volunteers from the Coop Bank’s HQ staff in Leek helped collect cash from shoppers at Morrisons in Leek on Tuesday 5th June raising £136 in six hours.

From left to right: Coop Bank volunteers Cara Preece, Ryan Brassington, Elaine Perkin and Ann Rutter.


Our warm thanks go to Cara, Ryan, Elaine and Ann for their volunteering efforts. The cash raised will be used for the benefit of older people in North Staffordshire through the charity’s activities.

The Coop Bank volunteers’ initiative has now raised almost £350 from local supermarket collections in the last two months. Ryan, who has been coordinating the efforts of his colleagues, is keen to make this a regular part of the bank’s volunteering activities and plans are in hand to arrange further collections over the coming months.

Thanks also to Morrisons and their staff at Leek for enabling us to carry out the collection and, of course, to the scores of kind shoppers who donated.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering to help us fund raise, follow this link.



Coop Bank HQ volunteers raise over £200

Four volunteers from the staff of the Coop Bank’s HQ in Leek helped collect cash from shoppers at Tesco’s in Meir on Friday 20th April raising £201.07 in six hours.

Co-op volunteers at Tesco

From left to right: Coop Bank volunteers Ryan Brassington, Nikki Bowyer, Claire Bould and Joe Baddeley.


Ryan Brassington, an adminstrator in document processing at the bank, said: “We are all glad that we could help with the fundraising for you and, work permitting, would be happy to do so again.”

Our warm thanks go to Ryan, Nikki, Claire and Joe for helping out in this way and securing much-needed financial support for the charity.

Thanks also to Tesco and their staff at Meir for enabling us to carry out the collection and, of course, to the scores of kind donors who have generously supported us.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering to help us fund raise, follow this link.



Essential Help from Essential Health staff

Staff at local care company Essential Health are planning to raise thousands of pounds for Age UK North Staffordshire over the next five months. Seven staff, including Managing Director Wendy Wallace, have organised a sponsored 25 mile bike trek at Great Greenhow (see the map here), in Yorkshire’s Nidderdale, on September 8th in aid of our charity.

“We are all delighted to be able to fundraise for our local Elderly Community with Age UK North Staffordshire,” said Wendy. “Staff at Essential Health care passionately about the wellbeing of local older people and we see this as a way of providing extra support to them.”

Each of the seven fundraisers has set themselves a personal target of £1500 to raise by September and have already begun to attract sponsors. “In addition to sponsorship from friends, family and the general public, we are planning several other events and activities to raise awareness and cash,” said Wendy.

“We’re incredibly impressed by the determination and commitment shown by this intrepid fundraising team,” said John Larkham, the charity’s Services Manager. “At a time when service funding has become so challenging, this will help enormously in delivering services and activities to older people in North Staffordshire.”

Etruria-based Essential Health are registered with the Care Quality Commission and provide support with personal care needs, personal activities, and domestic and household tasks. They assist with recuperation, providing care at night, and delivering specialised care, support and equipment.

If you would like to support the Essential Health fundraisers, you can go on to their Charity Choice sponsorship page via this link.

“We’ll be reporting progress on our website,” said John, “so there will be more news on this website over the coming weeks and months.”

If you are interested in finding out more about raising funds for Age UK North Staffordshire, follow this link to our fundraising page.

To download our Fundraising Supporter’s pack, full of tips, advice and ideas, click here.