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Leeds raises over £1,000 between four charities

Colleagues from Leeds Building Society’s Customer Contact Centre braved the harsh conditions of the Beach Warrior charity event to raise £1,200 for four charities, including the Great North Air Ambulance.

They tackled the tough 10k Warrior Beach Assault course at Whitley Bay Beach, fighting their way through 20 testing obstacles featuring tough challenges including the popular ‘lethal trench’.

“The course this year was Bigger, Harder, Tougher and definitely Muddier. Everyone agreed it’s a fantastic event to take part in and we had great fun raising funds for such worthwhile causes,” said Ali Devine, Customer Contact Centre manager.

“Three members of the team completed the challenge within 55 minutes against an average of one hour and 30 minutes.”

Leeds Building Society will be raising funds throughout 2015 for its nominated charities of Great North and Yorkshire Air Ambulances, Alzheimer’s UK and Hollybank Trust.


Notes to Editors

The team taking part in the challenge

Paul Cartwright is pictured (centre) with (from left to right):
Jeanette Cartwright (Customer Liaison Manager, Leeds Building Society),
Julie Shaw (Head of Fundraising, Hollybank Trust),
Susan Marsden (Partnerships Fundraiser, Hollybank Trust) and
Karen Wint (Operations Director, Leeds Building Society).

Please see attached a photo of the team taking part in the challenge.

Leeds Building Society’s Customer Contact Centre is based at Mercantile House, Kingfisher Way on Silverlink Business Park.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.1bn (as at 31st December 2014). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.