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Leeds Building Society supports 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning'

On Friday 26th September the Society is aiming to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support by enjoying coffee and cake with its colleagues and customers. The mutual's head office in Leeds, Silverlink office in Wallsend and 14 branches across the country are taking part to show their support.

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan's annual flagship fundraising event. It enables people to get together whilst raising money for a great cause, to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone. This is the 24th year of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning and Macmillan hopes to beat the £20m raised last year, when 154,000 people signed up to a coffee morning.

Clara White, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support says "We are so delighted to have the continued support of Leeds Building Society. Their involvement in World's Biggest Coffee Morning is hugely appreciated, and will help us reach even more people that need our help.

"With one in three people now receiving a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lifetime, Macmillan wants to ensure that everyone is supported throughout their cancer journey every step of the way. The money raised from this event will therefore help Macmillan fund vital services such as specialist nurses and financial advice. By providing such services, Macmillan is one step closer to their goal of making sure that no one has to face cancer alone."

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To access support from Macmillan visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 00 00.

For more information on the World's Biggest Coffee Morning or to host your own, please visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246.

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.