Staff from the Royal Bank present Julie Collis (left

Hard work by Royal Bank staff pays dividends

Fundraising by Campbell River Royal Bank staff enabled the bank to make donations to four local charities

Royal Bank staff recently saw what hard work can do.

Throughout the year, the staff raised money through a Christmas auction, a staff barbecue and through book and bake sales.

Recently, that money was split between three local charities.

“This is the culmination of a lot of hard work,” Matt Bruining, Royal Bank branch manager, told his staff during an early morning huddle. “This is the proudest thing we can do as a staff. When we get together what we can do for not only our clientele, but for our community, is amazing.”

Royal Bank staff proudly presented three $250 cheques – one to the Salvation Army, one to the Second Chance Recovery House and one to the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society.

A fourth donation in the amount of $1,000 was given to the Campbell River Hospice Society. The money was a Day of Service grant from the RBC Foundation to the Campbell River RBC branch for its staff’s participation in the Angel Rock Hospice fundraiser where they helped serve, clean, and run the casino. For their efforts, the staff were rewarded with the $1,000 grant which it turned over to the Hospice Society.