Staff from The Royal Bank of Scotland have designated the Family Care Trust in Solihull as a nominated charity this year, and recent efforts including a charity golf day have raised £3,000.
The High Street-based team have done a lot more than fundraising. RBS employees spent a day with representatives from the Family Care Trust at Newlands Bishop Farm working on activities to improve the farm area but also utilising important social networking skills for members of the Trust.
During the day the team activities completed included the building of wooden plant boxes and setting them in the ground as well as a general tidy-up and movement of materials around the farm.
The Trust was set up in Solihull in 1995 and is dedicated to helping and supporting people with mental health problems or with significant disabilities, as well as their carers. The Trust took over the farm from Solihull Social Services and now operates it as a commercial enterprise but also as part of the services it offers to its members.
The RBS Golf Day, at Nailcote Hall, saw eight joined on the course by members of the Trust.
Derek Prince, Relationship Director at RBS in Solihull, said: "As a team who live within the area it was important that any charitable activity was for a local organisation, and we have been able to see how our efforts have made a real difference to the lives of the local people."