Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust has been given a fundraising boost after being chosen by the city’s TSB branch as its local charity partner for 2017/18.
TSB has given more than £1.7 million to local causes across Britain since its local charity partnerships launched in 2015. This year a record 27,000 nominations were received from local charities across the country to join the programme which sees TSB Partners from 550 branches and eight office sites volunteer and raise money on behalf of the chosen charities.
Christopher Hunt, TSB’s Lichfield branch manager, said: “Our Local Charity Partnership programme is all about working in partnership to help support the local causes that are the lifeblood of many communities across Britain. “It’s what we’re all about at TSB as we enter into our third year of supporting a local charity here in Lichfield. “I am thrilled to welcome Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust as our new Local Charity Partner which is close to our hearts here in Lichfield— we can’t wait to get started.”
LHCRT chairperson Christine Bull said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as TSB Lichfield’s new Local Charity Partner. “Their support will make a really positive impact on our charity and the work we do here in Lichfield.” The Trust is currently campaigning to raise £1million to build a tunnel under the Cross- City railway line. If the David Suchet Tunnel Vision appeal is successful the work will be carried out in 2020, at the same time as a tunnel is contructed to take the proposed Lichfield Southern Bypass extension under the line.
To date the appeal has raised £400,000.
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