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Charitable staff raise £2,300 for GDA

Cirencester staff go above and beyond for GDA

The head of one of the county's top charities was knocked for six when a Cirencester team unfurled a giant cheque for £2,300.
For the past year dedicated employees from Coventry Building Society in Dyer Street have been doing all they can to raise money for Gloucestershire Deaf Association (GDA).
Charity chief executive Jenny Hopkins visited the branch on Thursday to see branch manager Tracy Ellis and her team.
"Tracy said 'we have a little gift for you'. I was expecting £40 of something, which would have been great, but my jaw dropped when I saw the cheque" Jenny said.
The team and their customers raised £1,300 with a host of events including a raffle and a coffee morning. Customer service assistant Kimberley Eve secured the extra £1,000 in a grant from Coventry Building Society's head office, which GDA will spend on a much-needed new set of tables and chairs for its base in Gloucester.
Tracy said: "We were really pleased to raise that much money over the past year. We're doing to keep raise money and keep building a good relationship."
Later in the year some of the bravest members of the team will be taking on a skydive for the charity.
Cirencester is home to three new GDA projects: a club for deaf children, a hard of hearing club and a lip-reading club.
The above article was printed in the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard on Thursday 14th April 2016.
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