Gateway Club's £1000 NatWest bonanza

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Gateway Club's £1000 NatWest bonanza

Denbigh Gateway Club is celebrating thanks to the fundraising efforts of staff at NatWest's branch in the town.

16 February 2011

A charity book sale was held at the branch in late 2010, raising over £500. This total has now been matched through the bank's community cashback scheme, with the charity receiving just over £1,000 in total from NatWest.

Denbigh Gateway Club, which meets at the Eirianfa Centre every Friday, provides leisure, social and creative activities for people with learning difficulties. Gateway, the leisure arm of Mencap, was set up in 1966 and now has over 600 clubs throughout the UK.

John Williams of Denbigh Gateway Club said: "It's terrific to receive such a large donation from NatWest. The team in Denbigh have worked hard to raise this cash for us and we are extremely grateful. We have used some of the money to purchase new equipment which will help members to develop their co-ordination skills, keeping fit, relaxing and having fun. Some of the money will also fund an Arts and Crafts workshop which will enable members to develop skills in activities such as pottery, digital photography, jewellery-making and wood turning."

Margaret Roberts of NatWest's Denbigh branch said: "This was a real team effort, so many thanks to our generous customers for getting involved in the booksale, and to my branch colleagues who once again went the extra mile for charity."

For further information please contact:

Emma Hughes
Regional Communications Manager, The Royal Bank of Scotland
07799 470019

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