Employees at Yorkshire Bank celebrated the start of a new chapter in the Bank’s history by taking part in a “Wear One Thing Yellow” initiative to raise more than £20,000 to support the UK’s leading charity for hospice care.
Hundreds of employees in Yorkshire Bank’s Head Office in Leeds donned a yellow item of clothing to help raise awareness and funds for charity partner Hospice UK and to recognise the Bank’s stand-alone future.
From yellow ties, necklaces and socks to shirts, blouses and dresses in the sunshine colour, there was an array of bright hues on display in exchange for £1 donation per participant for Hospice UK.
Employees were also encouraged to go the extra mile down the yellow brick road by hosting a cake sale with yellow bakes, from lemon drizzle cake to custard tarts, and yellow balloons and bunting were also on display throughout the building to celebrate the occasion.
All funds raised by the event were double match funded by Yorkshire Bank meaning that the employee contributions were trebled by the Bank to support Hospice UK.
Jacqui Atkinson, community support manager at Yorkshire Bank, said: “The ‘Wear One Thing Yellow’ event was a fantastic initiative to encourage employees to come together to celebrate the Bank’s stand-alone future, whilst raising money for our extremely worthwhile charity partner Hospice UK at the same time.
“For the first time ever, the Bank double match funded every penny raised which was a great motivation for the team to take part.”
Yorkshire Bank and sister organisation Clydesdale Bank have been working in partnership with Hospice UK for almost nine years, raising more than £4.5 million for hospice care to date.
The “Wear One Thing Yellow” campaign is the latest phase in the Banks’ award-nominated partnership with Hospice UK, supporting people with terminal or life-limiting conditions and helping them to live as well as they can to the end of their lives.