On Tuesday 25 November, Metro Bank’s store in Bath held a Christmas networking event for local businesses in association with local charity Children’s Hospice South West. The festive evening welcomed more than 30 local business people in area including Visit Bath, Savills and Monahans and many more.
Attendees enjoyed an evening of drinks, nibbles and networking and were able to hear from the event’s guest speaker, rugby legend, David Flatman. David is an English sports pundit and former rugby union player who represented England eight times between 2000 and 2002. He spoke about his experience commentating on the Rugby World Cup in Japan just last month, and his successful career playing for the Saracens and Bath rugby clubs.
The networking evening was hosted by Metro Bank and local charity, Children’s Hospice South West. The hospice has been been caring for children with life-threatening conditions and providing professional family support services for more than 25 years.
Davd Flatman said: "I was delighted to support this event for Children’s Hospice South West. Its Charlton Farm Hospice, just 20 miles from Bath, looks after children with life-limiting conditions and families going through such a difficult time. It’s so important that the families using the hospice are able to visit for short stays and really spend time together having fun and making memories. As a dad myself, I am fortunate that my children are both healthy, so anything I can do to support a children’s charity, supporting families in a different position to mine, is a real pleasure."
It’s so important that the families using the hospice are able to visit for short stays and really spend time together having fun and making memories. As a dad myself, I am fortunate that my children are both healthy, so anything I can do to support a children’s charity, supporting families in a different position to mine, is a real pleasure
Karen Mathie, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at Children’s Hospice South West said: “It’s been a brilliant evening at the Metro Bank Bath store, seeing so many local business people raising money for the Hospice and getting in the Christmas spirit. Thank you to everyone who joined us and to Metro Bank for hosting this festive event.”
Yani Fernando, Local Business Manager at Metro Bank in Bath, said: “At Metro Bank we want our stores to give local people and businesses more than just a place to do their banking. We are a hub for the local community. We’re really proud to be supporting the Children’s Hospice and the amazing work they do. Thank you to all the local businesses who came along and to our outstanding guest speaker David Flatman.”
Metro Bank is known for its exceptional customer service and opened in Bath in October last year. The Bank prides itself on helping the local communities it serves. Last year Metro Bank stores across England supported more than 3,500 community and in-store events, such as business networking sessions, local fairs, charity events, and the bank’s free financial education programme for children, Money Zone.
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