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Leeds Building Society colleagues and members help the BHF fight for every heartbeat

During the first quarter of 2014 Leeds Building Society has again been able to help a number of charities, thanks to the support of its members and colleagues. For those members voting in our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in March we donated 10p for every postal vote and 20p for every internet vote. Almost 80,000 members voted, resulting in a donation of more than £9,000 shared between this year’s charities - Help for Heroes, World Wide Fund for Nature, St George’s Crypt, Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation and the British Heart Foundation (BHF). That takes the total donated for AGM votes cast by members to more than £70,000 since 2008.

In addition to this support from our members at the AGM, colleagues across our national branch network also supported the BHF by promoting the charity’s red heart pin badges during Heart Month in February. Furthermore, our Head Office in Leeds took part in BHF’s ‘Ramp Up The Red’ day, with colleagues dressing up in red for the event. In total, these two fundraising initiatives raised £1,700. 

Sue Green, Fundraising Manager at the BHF, said: “Over the last few months Leeds Building Society’s colleagues and members have helped us to raise much-needed funds in order to fight heart disease. The total fundraising amount of almost £5,000 will be used for vital research, support and care for those suffering with heart disease. We offer our heartfelt thanks to them for so generously dedicating theirtime and energy to help us continue our fight for every heartbeat.”

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Notes to Editors

Photo 1.jpg shows Sue Green, Fundraising Manager at the British Heart Foundation (Pictured, second from right), visiting our Head Office to receive the BHF’s £3,260 share of the AGM Charitable Incentive donation from colleagues in our Sales team.  

Photo 2.jpg shows colleagues at our Head Office branch taking part in the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Ramp Up The Red’ day.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £11.2bn (as at 31 December 2013). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.