170/03 10 November 2003
?LLOYDS TSB AND MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION UK LAUNCH
PARTNERSHIP IN LEAMINGTON SPA
Lloyds TSB, Leamington Spa today announces a new and exciting partnership with
Make-A-Wish Foundation? UK, to help make children’s wishes come true. Every time
customers use their debit cards to shop between now and 31 January 2004, Lloyds TSB
will donate 1p to Make-A-Wish?.
With 12,000 debit card customers in the Leamington Spa area, Lloyds TSB hopes to
encourage as many purchases as possible to help grant the wishes of children aged 3 to 18
living with life-threatening illnesses. These wishes provide treasured memories for all the
family and respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment.
Bill Heaps, Lloyds TSB Branch Director says “ We are very excited about this
fundraising initiative and welcome the chance to give something back to the community
of Leamington Spa. Using debit cards is a convenient way to shop, and now an easy way
to help others too. “
Wishes are limited only by the child's imagination, and subject to the necessary medical
consent and insurance constraints, and can be anything - somewhere special to visit,
something special to do, someone special to meet, or something special to own.
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Hazel McIlraith, Corporate Development Manager, Make-A-Wish Foundation?UK
comments “ We are overjoyed that Lloyds TSB Leamington Spa has chosen us to work
with. The granting of a wish can be the miracle that takes the hurt away, if only for a day
and provides happy memories for the family when time finally runs out.”
Notes to Editors:
Photoshoot will be taking place Tuesday 11 November, 11 am – Lloyds TSB, Leamington Spa, 73 Parade, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4BB
The use of cheques has been declining over the past few years, therefore the popularity of debit
cards has risen – it costs less money to process debit card transactions and we are keen to pass on
the savings where we can.
For more information:
Lloyds TSB Press Office
Tel: 020 7356 1905 / 07785 231 816