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Leeds team raises over £500 for local homeless charity

Footballers from Leeds Building Society raised more than £500 for vulnerable and homeless people in Leeds at a charity tournament.

A seven-a-side team joined last weekend’s Emmerdale & Crypt 7’s knockout in aid of St George’s Crypt, alongside footballers from Legal & General, Dignity, Aviva and Estate Planning Group at Farsley AFC’s Throstle Nest ground. The team topped their group and were eventually knocked out in the quarter-finals.

The total amount raised was £580, with £460 through raffle ticket sales and £120 via spectator tickets.

The team’s entry into this event was co-ordinated by Leeds Building Society’s Armley and Beeston branch manager, Chris Sykes, who said: “The team played extremely well and individually the players should be very proud of how they played and conducted themselves.

“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 £580 for them. This local charity provides food, shelter and support to homeless people in Leeds, and we hope to be taking part in this event again next year.”

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Pictured are five members of the Leeds Building Society team – (L – R) Luke Sherman, Byron Wilkinson, Simon Newton, Chris Sykes and Joseph Garside

Pictured are five members of the Leeds Building Society team – (L – R) Luke Sherman, Byron Wilkinson, Simon Newton, Chris Sykes and Joseph Garside

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.