Our Charity of the Year partnership with Santander has been a roaring success, raising millions of pounds to help older people and engaging staff across the country through incredible events and meaningful moments.
As one of the UK's leading banks, Santander has a presence in almost every community in the country. Their employees frequently witness the challenges faced by older people, and play an active role in helping to resolve their problems.
That's why Age UK and Santander are the perfect fit and together we help disadvantaged older people, across the country, make the most of later life.
Working with Santander employees, we've raised a staggering £2 million in the partnership's first 2 years, together with the children's charity Barnardos.
Our partnership funds a new programme which gives older people the support they need to deal with critical life moments, such as bereavement, through holistic, one-to-one sessions in the community and via our national advice line.
Many Santander employees are taking the opportunity to support older people directly too. Teams have volunteered locally at more than 50 events, and there are now almost 100 volunteers making friendship calls every week to lonely older people.
To find out about working together give our Corporate Partnerships team a call on 020 303 31356 or email us at email@example.com.
To directly make a difference to our communities and the lives of older people is a real highlight of my role at Santander.