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Leeds Building Society customers and colleagues top £3,300 for Our Milo

Generous customers and colleagues at Leeds Building Society's branches and offices in the North East have raised £3,340 for the Our Milo appeal.

The money is going towards the cost of creating a sensory room for two-year-old Milo Browne, from North Tyneside, who has a range of complex health needs. Milo's condition affects his mental and physical development and is so rare it remains undiagnosed.

Society colleagues in the region pledged the results of all their fundraising activity during 2014 to help the little boy and tackled a variety of challenges to bring in the cash.

These included a four-man, one day 56-mile cycle ride around the Society's North East branches at Morpeth, Durham, Blyth, Whitley Bay, North Shields, South Shields, Wallsend, Newcastle and Chester-le-Street, and the Society's processing centre at Silverlink Business Park.

Other colleague initiatives included raffles, tombolas, cake sales and an exercise bike challenge, and all Leeds Building Society's North East branches have sold Milo wristbands, for a £1 donation each.

"We're thrilled to have raised £3,340 to put towards Milo's sensory room, which we hope he and his family will enjoy using," said Nicola Irving, manager of Leeds Building Society's North Shields branch.

"Our fundraising has been a great team effort during 2014 to support a good cause which is close to the hearts of so many people in our region.

"We've had a lot of fun during the challenges and are so grateful for support from our customers over the course of the year to help us reach our fundraising total."

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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.