Double vision twins mark three generations of saving with Christmas wishes
Cute four-year-old twins Ewan and Jinty Reedman-Flint have posted their 2014 wish letters to Santa – and the young pair have already started making a commitment to saving for many Christmases to come.
The youngsters, from Gedling, were recently at The Nottingham’s city centre branch on Upper Parliament Street with mum Celia to post their present requests into a special festive-themed postbox.
A similar postbox has been placed in each of The Nottingham’s 41 building society branches for children to make their wishes – and one lucky youngster will land a £100 Toys R’Us voucher*.
What made the visit of Ewan and Jinty (pictured) all the more special is the duo are the third generation of savers in their family. Celia has a savings account with The Nottingham, as does her mum, June Harrison.
In fact it was granny June, from Burton Joyce, who set up the Robin Hood Young Saver Accounts for Ewan and Jinty at the city branch – keeping a long-running family tradition going.
Celia, who also uses The Nottingham’s Carlton Hill branch, explains: “My mum always stressed the importance of saving from a young age and the value of money. She used to say that if you’re careful with your finances now you will be able to enjoy them for a long time to come.
“That’s a message we’ve been keen to pass on to the kids, and although they’re still only young they are already embracing it.
“They are really looking forward to visiting the branch and posting their Christmas wish letters in the postbox. Whilst they haven’t yet decided what to put in their letters, you can guarantee they will both want very different things as they are very different personalities.
“We all enjoy visiting The Nottingham as the staff are very knowledgeable, but most of all because of how friendly they are. They take the time to get to know who you are and go to the trouble of remembering your names.
“That great customer service and the warm feeling it gives you means it’s always a pleasure to visit a branch – much better than simply clicking a mouse and sorting out your finances that way.”
In their Christmas wish letters Ewan asked Santa for 3D snakes and ladders, a bowling game and fire engine and Jinty requested a dolls house, toy buggy and some fairy princess perfume.
*Customers have until 18 December to post their Christmas wishes. After that date one entry will win the £100 voucher.