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Halifax branch manager takes high road for a great cause

The manager of Leeds Building Society’s Halifax branch is tackling the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday to raise funds for mental health charity Mind.

It’s a cause close to Damien Briscoe’s heart as his wife Laura is a mental health nurse, and some of his friends and family have been affected by mental illness.

He has raised £600 for the charity so far, after starting his fundraising by taking part in the Great North West Half Marathon in February.

Damien said: “My training has been gruelling but rewarding, and I have now run over 500 miles in the past 16 weeks.

“I am planning to enter another Marathon by the end of the year, and have applied for the 2016 London Marathon to raise further funds for Mind.

“I’d like to thank our Halifax branch customers for their donations over the past three months and my team for organising various fundraising days and raffles building up to my Marathon this weekend.”

The justgiving address for Damien Briscoe is justgiving.com/damien-briscoe-leeds-building-society

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Notes to Editors

Leeds Building Society’s Halifax branch is at 31 Commercial Street, Halifax, HX1 1BE.

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