Guests were invited to Great Barrow to find out more about an ethical bank which uses its savers’ money to make loans solely to charities and social enterprises.
The Charity Bank event was at Barrowmore Estate, where invitees were able to find out more about this long-established care charity, which provides supported accommodation and employment for people with physical and learning disabilities and mental health problems
Launched in support of Good Money Week, which ran from October 18-24, Charity Bank hosted its own Follow the Money programme.
Barrowmore CEO Patrick Haycock said: “At Barrowmore House, which sits on the estate, we provide supported housing in a 24/7 environment for people who have a disability or are vulnerable and who need support.
“A loan from Charity Bank helped us to expand our services and develop Barrowmore Court, a block of 14 residential flats and bungalows to provide semi-independent move-on accommodation for former residents of Barrowmore House and others seeking move-on accommodation. Our residents can now be as independent as possible but with the added security of assistance available.”
Commenting on the ‘Follow the Money’ programme, chief executive of Charity Bank Patrick Crawford said: “Money is an intrepid traveller, destined for diverse locations across the globe, invested in businesses and industries, some positive but others destructive. Its most unsavoury destinations are well documented: they include the illicit arms trade, gambling, tobacco, activities where workers are exploited or environments damaged.
“At Charity Bank, money has a moral compass. When guided by good intentions, it embarks on a journey to care for and protect people and our environment. This is an opportunity for our savers to see the good that they can do when they put their money where their values are.”
For more information on the ‘Follow the Money’ campaign visit: http://charitybank.org/news/followthemoney