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Leeds Finance team raises over £3,000 in Three Peaks challenge

Fifteen colleagues from Leeds Building Society’s Finance team successfully tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks, raising £3,100 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The team completed a gruelling 26-mile walk up Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough within their target time of 12 hours.

Their £3,100 fundraising for Yorkshire Air Ambulance includes £1,000 in matched funding from Leeds Building Society.

Ian Lloyd-Jones, Regulatory and Capital Accounting Manager at Leeds Building Society said: “It’s a great achievement that all 15 members of the Finance team successfully completed the Three Peaks within the target time of 12 hours.

“We are delighted our challenge raised over £3,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which will help them to continue the great service they provide saving lives across the region.

“The team would like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship and Leeds Building Society for providing the matched funding.”


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Pictured, back row, L-R: James Pearce, Ian Lloyd-Jones, Martin Cowling, Nigel Turner, Daniel Benson, Joanne Wray, James Ward, Michael Hunter, Greg Evans.
Front row, L-R: Paula Shann, Catherine Rothwell, Helen Lodge, Liz Porteous, Darren Hill, Gary Mitchell.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance needs to raise £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire Air Ambulance's helicopters maintained and in the air. The donations received go directly into the life saving service provided. However, as an independent charity they rely on the generosity of those who support the service to continue to save lives across Yorkshire.

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.