ADAPTIVE rowing, bush craft and a theatre trip – all activities set to be enjoyed by local people with learning disabilities this summer thanks to Solihull bank staff.

A team from the local branch of Santander have presented a cheque for £280 to Heart of England Mencap, supporting people across Warwickshire and Worcestershire with learning disabilities.

The money was raised during a corporate event and will be used to support a summer of fun at Mencap Pathway, the charity’s day activity service.

It’s a cause which is very close to the heart for Tracey Bantock, Branch Director at Santander in Solihull, with Tracey’s son supported by Heart of England Mencap.

A team of 10 from the bank – including Tracey – also supported the charity last autumn when they took on a firewalk to fundraise, handing over a huge £4,000 to enable an accessible book club to be set up.

“The support Tracey and everyone at Santander has shown is just incredible,” Cath Errington, Fundraising Manager for Heart of England Mencap, said.

“We are a small, local charity and every penny we receive from fundraising just like this goes straight to our customers; supporting the activities and equipment that they choose. From all of us – thank you so much.”