Paragon Banking Group makes £80,000 donation to tackle coronavirus impact


Paragon Banking Group has donated £80,000 across three different organisations supporting people impacted by coronavirus.

The Solihull-headquartered financial services company, which has locations nationwide, has donated funds to University Hospitals Birmingham Charity, Change into Action and Age UK.

Nigel Terrington, Paragon Banking Group Chief Executive, said: “Coronavirus is impacting on all of our lives and we hope this donation will help make a difference to some of the charities that are doing fantastic work in these difficult circumstances.

“The donation to the NHS will go towards helping frontline staff who need accommodation and food whilst they care for patients, as well as electronic devices to enable isolated patients to keep in contact with family and friends.”

Justine Davy, Head of Fundraising at University Hospitals Birmingham Charity, said: “On behalf of the 20,000 members of staff across University Hospitals Birmingham I would like to thank Paragon Banking Group for this incredibly generous donation of £50,000 to help us in the fight against coronavirus.

“Since the outbreak of the pandemic we have been working hard to make a challenging situation easier for our staff and patients, none of which would have been possible without the generous support that we have received.

“From providing food and drink to our hardworking NHS Superheroes, to purchasing tablets, radios and activity packs to keep our patients entertained, we are determined to go ‘over and above’ for everyone at UHB.

“Paragon’s generous donation will allow us to do so much more to support our staff and patients over the coming weeks and months. Thank you.”

Find out more about how University Hopitals Birmingham Charity is supporting the NHS at this time here.

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