Halifax boost Freddie’s NHS donation by £500


Building Society make donation after being impressed by 9-year-old’s fund raising efforts

The Banbury branch of the Halifax Building Society have almost doubled the amount raised for the Horton General Hospital by 9-year-old Freddie Morgan-Smart.    The team at the Halifax said they were adding £500 to the amount Freddie had raised after being impressed by the “inspirational young boy”.

The donation takes Freddie’s total to £1,050 for the Horton General Hospital charity.

Freddie, who attends the Grange School, had spent a number of weeks organising a raffle.   He took a stall at Banbury Market where he sold his raffle tickets.   In total he raised £550.

When Freddie and his mum Clare visited the Halifax to pay the money to the Horton General Hospital charity, staff were interested in how Freddie had raised the cash.   After hearing his story they realised they could increase Freddie’s fundraising as part of a programme they have in place to enable boosting fundraising efforts including those for NHS Charities.

Sarah Bardsley, Customer Services Consultant at Halifax Banbury told Banbury FM, “Freddie is an inspirational young boy, giving up his time to raise money to help others and I’m delighted that after all his hard work, we’ve been able to double his fundraising total in support of the NHS”.

Freddie’s mum Clare Smart said, “We are all over the moon and have huge smiles on our faces.   We are buzzing”.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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