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Savings Bank of Walpole and Monadnock Broadcasting Group team up with Douglas Cuddle Toys for Annual Good Friends Camp

Annual fundraising event kicks off on Friday, November 8th and will benefit Monadnock Understands Childhood Hunger (MUCH)

Keene, NH – Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group/KNE-FM are once again teaming up with Douglas Cuddle Toys to raise money to benefit a local nonprofit. This year’s nonprofit is Monadnock Understands Childhood Hunger (MUCH). The campaign kick off will happen on Friday, November 8th with KNE-FM broadcasting live at the Bank’s 84 Marlboro Street branch from 10 am to noon.

Throughout the holiday season, all SBW branches will serve as point-of-sale locations, selling stuffed animals generously donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys for $10 each. MUCH receives 100 percent of the sale proceeds and uses the funds to help the community and those in need. This year’s warm and fuzzy fundraising ambassadors include Izzy Owl, Francois Llama, Mama Pig, “Mud Pie” and her baby pig Melvin and Merry Macaroon the Caticorn.

“The Good Friends campaign is an event that all of us at SBW look forward to each year,” says Mark Bodin, President for Savings Bank of Walpole.

“Raising money for MUCH is important because the proceeds enable them to provide a number of different services and resources that help children in our community. Of course, the campaign wouldn’t be possible without the generous donation of stuffed animals and all the effort of everyone at Douglas Cuddle Toys. We’re excited to be teaming up with KNE-FM and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group to help make this year’s fundraising initiative a success.”

Founded in 1875, Savings Bank of Walpole is headquartered in Walpole and serves the Connecticut River Valley and Monadnock Regions of New Hampshire and Vermont from offices in Walpole and Keene. With assets totaling $425 million, the Bank offers a wide range of financial products, including services to individuals, businesses and organizations. The Bank is affiliated with NH Mutual Bancorp, further enhancing the quality products and services it provides to customers. The Bank’s SBW Wealth Management division offers financial planning services. Savings Bank of Walpole is an equal housing lender, and member of the FDIC. For more information visit or call (603) 352-1822.