CAMPAIGNERS from Redditch have called on banks to ‘clean up our cash’ after a national charity revealed they were using savers’ money to support fossil fuel companies.

Christian Aid has revealed high street banks are still using savers’ money to support fossil fuel companies, even though governments, scientists and even the banks themselves are in agreement to move away from coal, oil and gas to protect our planet.

Members from Emmanuel Church Redditch visited HSBC Bank on Church Green West to urge them to stop supporting polluting fossil fuel companies.

Member Jackie Marsh said: “I have made changes in my own life to try to tackle climate change, so it’s nonsensical to me that the bank is still supporting companies who continue to destroy the planet.

“The bank claims it supports action to prevent further climate change, but uses customers’ money to support fossil fuel companies. That must change.”

The group presented a letter to the bank to be passed to the chief executive and showed off their piggy bank poster filled with messages of support for the bank to act.

Another member, Tony Pitt, added: “Climate change is the biggest issue humanity faces.

“We need everyone, including the people managing our money to make the right decisions to put us on a safer path towards a better future.”