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Leeds colleagues raise £95,000 for chosen charities

Leeds Building Society colleagues raised £95,000 for their chosen charities in 2015.

Their £67,000 fundraising for the Colleague Charity Group*, now in its seventh year, is being shared between Alzheimer’s Society, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Great North Air Ambulance and Hollybank Trust.

Through their own team and individual challenges, colleagues raised a further £28,000 for other good causes, including matched funding from the Society.

Becky Priest, Chair of Leeds Building Society’s Colleague Charity Group, said: “Thanks to the support and generosity of colleagues throughout the Society we raised £95,000 in 2015.

“They’ve thrown themselves into all kinds of fundraising, some of it more enjoyable than others, with activities including cycling, walking, running, baking and abseiling.             

“I’m very proud of the support they’ve given to various charities, and all their efforts in ensuring a successful year of fundraising.”

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Notes to Editors

Pictured are some of the colleagues who took part in last year's fundraising. They are (L-R) Steve Corrigan, Danusha Ranasinghe, Joy Bramley, Simon Halladay, Janet Lightfoot, Paul Giblin and Naomi Pearson.

Pictured are some of the colleagues who took part in last year’s fundraising. They are (L-R) Steve Corrigan, Danusha Ranasinghe, Joy Bramley, Simon Halladay, Janet Lightfoot, Paul Giblin and Naomi Pearson.

*The Colleague Charity Group at Leeds Building Society is a focus for charitable fundraising supported by colleagues. The charities were chosen after a vote by colleagues.          

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.