Bankers go green for Amelia Trust

Bankers go green for Amelia Trust

A team of 12 bank staff from NatWest swapped their work suits for gardening gloves and wellies to help out a local good cause.

The green-fingered volunteers, from the bank's private banking division, spent a day at the Amelia Trust Farm near Barry as part of NatWest's initiative to support charities and good causes within the communities in which it operates.

The 160-acre working care farm at Walterston is a charity providing a therapeutic environment for young people who struggle to engage in traditional education pathways or with social development. It aims to empower young people to participate and develop their potential through fun and work-based farm activities.

The NatWest team spent the day ground clearing and weeding to improve the environment around the farm's memorial garden and the pond. In total last year, more than 50,000 staff at NatWest and its parent company Royal Bank of Scotland Group gave their skills and time to make a difference within their local communities, supported by the bank.

Deacon Lorraine Brown, director of Amelia Trust Farm, said: "We're really grateful to the NatWest team for volunteering at the farm. The farm requires continued maintenance so volunteers are invaluable in helping with the upkeep of the facilities. They worked so hard and I was amazed how much they achieved in a day. A huge thank for volunteering with us."

Karen Davies, NatWest Private Banking area manager for South Wales, said: "I was delighted by my team's enthusiasm to get involved. At NatWest we regularly support local good causes and our current volunteering initiative is just one example of that. It was really fulfilling to see that in just one day, we could make a big difference."

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