NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank recently made donations to three local groups, supporting a variety of events and causes.

The bank donated $7,200 toward the funding of the Lucy’s Children program of Lucy’s Love Bus of Amesbury, said Tim Felter, executive vice president and CFO. 

Through Lucy’s Children, anyone who was diagnosed with cancer before the age 21 is eligible for funding for integrative therapies from Lucy’s Love Bus. Funds are available for those undergoing treatment or suffering from the late effects of cancer treatment.

Felter said Newburyport Bank is proud to support the work of Lucy’s Love Bus.

“I can’t think of a more worthy cause than helping children suffering from cancer," he said in a release. "The work they do improves the quality of life of both affected children and their families. To say the least, that kind of help is invaluable.”

The bank also donated $500 in support of the 26th annual Newburyport Rotary Frigid Fiver.

The race will be held Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at RiverWalk Brewing Co. on Parker Street. The race is organized and directed by the Newburyport Rotary Club and Joppa Flats Running Club. All profits are donated to local charities.

Lloyd L. Hamm Jr., president and CEO of the bank, said, “We heartily support those willing to brave the cold in this annual event.

“It’s competitive, fun and ends with a celebration at the RiverWalk Brewery Tap Room," he added. "Best of all is that all the money raised is put to good use within the community. In that respect, everyone wins.”

 The seventh annual Old Newbury Bonfire, which took place Saturday night, also benefited from the bank's charity, receiving a $1,000 donation earlier this month. 

The annual bonfire of Christmas trees is held in honor of the original purchase of Newbury in 1701 and benefits the Newbury Volunteer Fire Department.


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