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Leeds Building Society raises almost £500 for St George's Crypt

The Leeds Building Society Team Pictured, from left to right, (back row) are Ben Leister, Tom Hemingway, Matt Leonard, Luke Sherman & Byron Wilkinson.
Pictured, from left to right, (front row) are Tom Helliwell, Simon Newton, Steve Sykes & Chris Sykes.

Leeds Building Society, in conjunction with Legal & General and Estate Planning Group, reached the semi-finals of Sunday's Emmerdale Football Tournament & Family Fun Day. This seven-a-side football tournament, involving 20 teams, took place at Farsley AFC's Throstle Nest ground.

In total £480 was raised, with £300 through raffle ticket sales and £180 via spectator tickets. Leeds Building Society paid the £75 entry fee. The total funds raised will go to St George's Crypt, a church-based charity which supports homeless and vulnerable people in Leeds.

The day kicked off at 12 noon with entertainment including a bouncy castle, face painting, games and stalls. Leeds Building Society reached the semi-finals of the event.

Leeds Building Society's entry into this event was co-ordinated by Armley branch manager, Chris Sykes, who said: "Our team were excellent on Sunday and did the Society, its corporate partners and themselves proud. "

"It was a great atmosphere on the day, the standard of football on display was very high and there was a good crowd in attendance. "

"We are delighted to have continued our association with St George's Crypt by raising £480 for them. This local charity provides food, shelter and support to homeless people in Leeds. "

"We will definitely be taking part in this event again next year, when our target will be to win the tournament."

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Notes to Editors

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.1bn (as at 30 June 2014). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.