Bank Workers Charity

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"In 1883 a group of bankers got together to fund the care of children of bank clerks who were ill or had died; they were called the Bank Clerks’ Orphanage. In fact the children were sent to private day or boarding schools rather than an orphanage; as well as being cared for they also were given a good education...

"By 2011 we had broadened our approach. We realised that by working in partnership with sector-leading charities we could provide expert specialist services to our clients, thereby increasing what we could do for our growing constituency. The first organisations to partner with us were Turn2Us, The National Autistic Society, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Arthritis Care. To complement this change in our operational approach we re-branded to the Bank Workers Charity...

"Working with banks and with Robertson Cooper and The Work Foundation we initiated a major research programme to help us understand the ever more complex needs of the banking community. In parallel we entered into further partnerships with Refuge, Relate, Step-Change Debt Charity, Working Families and Kidscape." [1]


Accessed February 2014: [2]



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  1. Bank Workers Charity History, organizational web page, accessed February 11, 2013.
  2. Bank Workers Charity Trustees, organizational web page, accessed February 11, 2013.