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Yeadon branch’s birthday gift to local charities

Leeds Building Society’s branch in Yeadon welcomed customers old and new to help it celebrate its 30th 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.

Martin House Children’s Hospice, Epilepsy Action and Dream received £300, £200 and £100 respectively following the public vote.

“We were delighted to celebrate our milestone by making these donations,” said Emma Whitaker, Leeds Building Society’s Yeadon 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 Yeadon buy the homes they want, and save up for the things that are important to them, since 1985.

"For a building society which has been in existence for 140 years, it's impressive to think the Yeadon branch has been open for over a fifth of that time.”    

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Notes to Editors

Pictured (L-R) are Louise Ambler, Lucy Ellis, Amy Spencer, Katie Howdon, Emma Whitaker and Karen Duff.

Pictured (L-R) are Louise Ambler, Lucy Ellis, Amy Spencer, Katie Howdon, Emma Whitaker and Karen Duff.

Leeds Building Society’s Yeadon branch is at 59 High Street, Yeadon, LS19 7SP.

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.