Sheriff helps promote saving from a young age
The Sheriff of Nottingham visited our Ruddington branch to help staff promote the importance of saving from a young age.
Councillor Jackie Morris met local youngsters and their families in-branch. Customer Advisers were also on hand to explain the young saver account options available.
To help get the ball rolling with the important message of it never being too early to start saving, branch Senior Customer Adviser Richard Copestake had the clever idea of a colouring competition for local children that as well as being plenty of fun helps raise coffers for their school.
Richard provided James Peacock Infant and Nursery School in Ruddington with The Nottingham themed colouring sheets. It was agreed youngsters would pay 20p to take part, with all money raised going back to the school for them to put towards new equipment – showing the children that the pennies all add up!
Richard said: “As it was half-term we thought we’d put something fun in place for local families to enjoy.
“What’s more, it was an opportunity for us to guide young people and their families in making sensible decisions when it comes to saving from an early age.
“The colouring competition proved that from just a few pennies the pounds can grow – and the same applies to people’s personal savings accounts.”