CUSTOMERS at a Chester bank branch picked a Vicars Cross community project as their chosen good cause.
The Foregate Street branch of Santander nominated Josh’s Project as the worthy cause to spend money on via its community chest initiative.
Customers were asked to vote for one of three good causes funds would go to, shortly after the former Abbey branch was taken over by Santander in January.
Josh’s Project was set up in memory of 12-year-old Christleton High School student Josh Easton, who died in October 2008.
Since the project committee was formed last summer, the community Josh’s Jumps BMX track was built and opened in Queens Road Park, Vicars Cross, in tribute to the talented cyclist.
Linda Owen, branch manager, said: “It was quite nice how it coincided with the project being finished – we donated the money to the committee and the track was opened a couple of weeks later.
“It’s something that is close to our hearts, there is an awful lot of local support for Josh, from many people who knew him.”
Josh’s Project Committee comprised of family, friends, and representatives of Great Boughton Parish Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, the police, Connexions and Square One Youth Club, and achieved their target of raising £37,000 for the track.