Community-spirited staff at the West Brom have helped raise more than £3,000 for their charity of the year, Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Building society branches throughout the region hosted a series of ‘Blooming Great Tea Parties’, serving tea and homemade cakes to their customers in exchange for donations.
Colleagues at the Society’s head office in West Bromwich also joined in with the baking fun, with all money collected supporting Marie Curie’s vital work caring for terminally ill people in their own homes and in its nine hospices.
David Peckham, manager of the West Brom in Knowle, was among those taking part. He said: “We all worked hard to create a delicious spread for our customers, and thanks to their generosity we have managed to raise an impressive overall total.
“It’s wonderful to be able to support such a deserving cause which cares for people and their families under the most challenging circumstances.”
Marie Curie expects to host around 7,000 Blooming Great Tea Parties across the UK this summer, raising an estimated £750,000 and helping to fund 37,500 hours of nursing care.