Sheffield branch celebrates half century with gift to local charities
Leeds Building Society’s branch in Sheffield invited customers old and new to help it celebrate its 50th birthday.
As part of the festivities, the Society shared a £600 birthday donation between three local good causes, chosen by branch colleagues. Visitors voted for their favourite charity to decide which received the largest share.
St Luke's Hospice, The Children's Hospital Charity and Cancer Research UK received £300, £200 and £100 respectively following the public vote.
“We were delighted to celebrate our milestone by making these donations,” said Emma Cooper, Leeds Building Society’s Sheffield Branch Manager.
“Our team decorated the branch and gave cakes and goody bags to members and other locals who came by to join in.
“The Society has been helping the people of Sheffield buy the homes they want, and save up for the things that are important to them, since 1965.
"For a building society which has been in existence for 140 years, it's impressive to think the Sheffield branch has been open for over a third of that time.”
Notes to Editors
Leeds Building Society’s Sheffield branch is at 14 Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HN.
Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.7bn (as at 30th June 2015). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.