SCALLYWAGS Pre-School, Halwill Junction, is set to benefit from fundraising and volunteering support as TSB Okehampton’s new local charity partner for the next 12 months.

The bank has presented the pre-school with a cheque for £100 to kick-start the partnership.

TSB has given more than £1.7-million to local causes across Britain since its local charity partnerships launched in 2015. This year a record 27,000 nominations were received from local charities across the country to join the programme, which sees TSB Partners from 550 branches and eight office sites volunteer and raise money on behalf of the chosen charities.

Lorraine Crocker, play leader, Scallywags Pre-School said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as TSB Okehampton’s new local charity partner. The team’s support will make a really positive impact on our charity and the work we do.”

Nicola Furse, bank manager, TSB Okehampton added: “Our local charity partnership programme is all about working in partnership to help support the local causes that are the lifeblood of many communities across Britain. It’s what we’re all about at TSB and we are now entering into our third year of supporting a local charity at our branch, here in Okehampton.

“I am thrilled to welcome Scallywags Pre-School as our new Local Charity Partner which is close to our hearts here in Okehampton because of the work it does in providing quality education for children aged from two to five years old — we can’t wait to get started.”