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Bank’s charity bash art appeal

wet  Pictured from left at the Handelsbanken 2nd anniversary party in Wetherby are Adam Von Emloh, Karen Leppington, Derek Wellington and Peter Leonard.  (140130M6)

wet Pictured from left at the Handelsbanken 2nd anniversary party in Wetherby are Adam Von Emloh, Karen Leppington, Derek Wellington and Peter Leonard. (140130M6)

Swedish Bank Handelsbanken celebrated in style the second anniversary of its Wetherby branch.

And £400 was raised for Martin House Children’s Hospice through donations from guests on the night.

The informal evening on Thursday January 30 also gave local artists the opportunity to showcase their work.

Put on with the support and help of Billie Agar-Mills from Sillie Billie, works of art were provided by local artists Ruth Buchanan, Marc Hyder, Faye Squire, Nichole Dean, Jenny Smith and Billie Ager-Mills.

And over 100 customers, professionals and locals turned up on the night to enjoy a glass of wine and some food while admiring the art, making the whole event an enjoyable night with a relaxed atmosphere.

“It is really important to us to be part of Wetherby and the local area, which is why I wanted to make sure we supported local artists and businesses,” said Derek Wellington, Individual Banking Manager.

“As part of the event donations were made to Martin House for any items that were sold, which has meant we were able to raise over £400 on the evening.”

Mr Wellington added: “It was a great opportunity to bring together people from the community for the evening.”

Handelsbanken now has 171 branches in the UK and maintain its strong customer focus with local branches making decisions seems to be a winning formula.

“Being able to spend time speaking to people is one of the most important things to us,” said Adam Von Emloh, Branch Manager.

 

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