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Birmingham’s Unity Trust Bank continues to support Midland Mencap with £1,000 donation

Press Releases Published: April 25, 2017 3:25 pm

Unity Trust Bank, the commercial bank with a social conscience, has donated £1,000 to Midland Mencap, a leading Midlands disability charity. The money will help the charity support people with learning difficulties, their families and carers.

Unity Trust Bank, which has chosen Midland Mencap as its 2017 charity, presented the organisation with a cheque for £1,000 at the Midland Mencap HQ in Birmingham. The donation is part of the Bank’s ongoing partnership with the charity throughout this year.

Margaret Willis, CEO of Unity Trust Bank, said: “We are delighted to make this donation. Midland Mencap continues to make a hugely positive difference to people’s lives and we are proud to be able to support their amazing work.”

The Bank’s charity of the year programme will also see Unity Trust Bank fundraise and volunteer for Midland Mencap throughout 2017.

Dave Rogers, CEO of Midland Mencap, said: “We are very grateful to Unity Trust Bank for this donation and look forward to working with them over the coming year. This donation will help us offer holistic and unified support through safe, secure and quality housing, the right care, support and meaningful opportunities and activities to involve the individual, their families and carers.”

Committed to a double bottom line strategy, Unity Trust Bank aims to create social as well as commercial value in all that it does. Through its lending to customers last year, the Bank helped create nearly 2,000 jobs and supported the establishment of more than 1,000 bed spaces in care facilities. The Bank also raised £6,542 for good causes and its employees donated £19,000 of volunteering time to support local good causes.


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About Unity Trust Bank

Established in 1984, Unity Trust Bank is a commercial bank with a social conscience, working with organisations that aim to have a positive social impact through community, economic or environmental change.

Independent since December 2015, the Bank’s purpose is clear: to help create a better society, by working with organisations that share our values and philosophy and believe in supporting the common good, not just maximising profit. This is all part of the Bank’s “double bottom line” philosophy.

The Bank’s commitment to delivering a positive social impact can be seen through its investment in customers, communities and staff.

Unity Trust Bank was one of the first Living Wage employers, is a Fair Tax Mark business and currently holds the Investors in People Gold standard. We support charities and communities through volunteering, education and fundraising.

About Midland Mencap
We are Midland Mencap. And we believe in a world where everybody is valued and included as active and equal citizens in their community regardless of need.

We believe that everybody should be entitled to safe, secure and quality places to live, with the right care, support and information to live the life they choose and have access to meaningful social and recreational activities.


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