9 Oct 2015

On Wednesday 23rd September, staff from Lloyds Bank took on the ‘Lloyds Bank Pots Challenge’ to increase the number of our charity pots across London. 

The 126 participants were split into teams, racing against each other, and the clock, to place as many of our charity pots as possible. A total of 639 pots were placed in areas all across the city — including in shops, cafes, hairdressers and football clubs. 

The challenge took place during National Air Ambulance Week, when communities across the UK rally around their local air ambulance. It is estimated that placing these pots will alone raise £90,000 for us over the next three years. 

After the challenge, participants received a bespoke learning and development session with the charity’s life-saving operations team including one of its doctors and pilots — covering skills on effective team communication, leadership and high-level performance.

Mark Davies, Director of Development at London’s Air Ambulance, said: “Fundraising events such as this generate vital funds that help us treat critically injured people in London when they urgently need it. 

“The ‘Lloyds Bank Pots Challenge’ was a fantastic success and it is great to see so many of its staff coming out and supporting the charity. On behalf of everyone at London’s Air Ambulance, my thanks go to them for supporting our work.” 

Adrian Walker, Managing Director at Lloyds Bank said: “The team has shown incredible energy and enthusiasm in helping place the charity pots across London to help raise money for this extremely worthwhile cause. Thank you to London’s Air Ambulance for their support and to everyone who took part to help raise funds for those in need.”

There are lots of different ways you could support us too — including holding an event, helping out at a collection or hosting one of our collection boxes. For more information visit our website here.

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