Guildford’s TSB bank recently invited young people with a learning disability into their branch for a finance talk to help them better understand money skills, banking and potential security issues and risks.
The session was run in TSB High Street Guildford’s bank during opening hours. A number of halow young people and their support attended the event which addressed the key elements that could affect young people. These included - why have a bank account, what a bank does with a customer’s money and issues to be aware of such as security and safety.
During the event, halow young people were also treated to drinks and snacks by the bank who took the opportunity to thank TSB Bank Manager, Karen Bennett and her team by presenting them with a mural they had created.
Mrs Bennett said: “ halow is a wonderful, local charity and we are so pleased to be working with the team. The young people they support are such a fantastic group, always smiling and so enthusiastic.
“As a large organisation with a local presence, we feel it is really important to support our local community and as such feel honoured to help out. It is a real pleasure and we are always made to feel very much part of the halow team. I would really encourage people to give a few hours of their time when they can to help out this brilliant, local charity, which does such inspiring work.”
Hannah Adair, Community Fundraiser for halow added: “TSB has been supporting halow for the last six months and we are thrilled with the way in which the team has totally engaged with us, rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in from sponsored walks to supporting the young people. They are wonderful with our young people and always help out when and where they can.”
halow is committed to supporting young people with a learning disability to have the same life choices and chances as any other young person. The charity aims to put young people in the driving seat and help them take control of their own lives by providing opportunities and support to:
• make and meet friends through social activities
• build confidence and life skills
• access meaningful work and homes of their own