Birmingham Midshires, the specialist savings and lending arm of the Halifax, Bank of Scotland group, has raised £1 million for housing and homelessness charity, Shelter.
Managing director Nigel Stockton recently presented a £1 million cheque to staff at Shelter’s West Midlands Housing Advice Centre in Birmingham.
BM is Wolverhampton’s largest private employer and through its “Raising, Giving and Volunteering” programme inspires individuals and teams to take time out and give back to the community where they live and work.
For three years, the Wolverhampton-based company mortgage-lender has made a donation to Shelter each time it sold certain mortgages to customers.
Simon Johnson, regional service manager for Shelter, said: “We are grateful to Birmingham Midshires for their generous support and commitment to Shelter’s work.
“The £1million raised will substantially help Shelter’s work in giving housing advice and support to thousands of homeless and badly housed families seeking advice and support throughout the country.”
Mr Stockton said: “We know that support like this is vital for Shelter’s tremendous work to continue. It’s a credit to the fantastic efforts of our colleagues and partners that we are able to raise this amount to help Shelter support families across the region.”
BM has also organised a series of five-a-side football tournaments and competed in Shelter running events to raise money for the charity’s work with thousands of homeless and badly-housed families.