Cash gives charity tools to succeed

Nicole Gannon, Andrew McLean and Emma Napper from Santander present a cheque for tools to Cariad Thomas-Cooke and Hazel Conduit from Sheffields Tool Bank at Abbeyfield Park House, Pitsmoor.
Nicole Gannon, Andrew McLean and Emma Napper from Santander present a cheque for tools to Cariad Thomas-Cooke and Hazel Conduit from Sheffields Tool Bank at Abbeyfield Park House, Pitsmoor.
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Santander staff swapped one bank for another – when they dropped in on a Sheffield tool bank to award it grant funding.

The Fargate branch has given donations to three local charities – one of which was the Green City Action Tool Bank in Burngreave.

The facility on Abbeyfield Road allows locals to borrow DIY, car repair and garden tools at a discounted rate.

It plans to use its £2,500 award to buy new tools, service the ones it has, and provide training for people in how to use them.

Santander branch director Louise Carpenter said: “A lot of money goes to big, national charities, but we wanted to give to organisations in Sheffield.”

Sheffield Shopmobility got £3,600, and Cherrytree support service in Totley got £500, after bank customers nominated good causes.