STAFF at Bromsgrove’s Lloyds Bank have raised more than £20,000 for the Stroke Association in memory of their manager Helen Riley.
Employees at the branch launched their fund-raising campaign after Helen died in August last year, following a devastating stroke. She was aged just 43.
Lloyds has aimed to raise £43,000 in Helen’s name, £1,000 for each year of her life and the pot currently stands at more than £20,000.
Staff at the bank also gave up their time and joined employees and volunteers from the Life After Stroke Centre to revamp its garden.
The flowerbeds and courtyard at the centre have all been tided by the team.
Volunteers also met with a group of stroke survivors at the centre to learn more about the condition and its effects.
Staff heard how strokes affect around 152,000 people in the UK every year, making it the leading cause of adult disability.
Sophie James, the Stroke Association’s fund-raising manager, thanked the Lloyds staff for their generosity and said the cash would go towards battling stroke through campaigning, educating and research,
“We had such a great day and although it was raining in the morning, spirits were still high and everyone was eager to still muck in.”
Sophie also thanked bdht (Bromsgrove District Housing Trust) for providing the plants and topsoil.
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