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Society saddles up for the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Thirty cyclists from Leeds Building Society are taking part in the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride on Saturday 18th June to raise funds for children and adults with multiple and profound disabilities cared for by Hollybank Trust.

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride has become a regular part of, and one of the best supported, annual Colleague Charity Group fundraising activities at the Society. The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride supports a varied group of charities each year of which Hollybank is one.

Hollybank Trust is a charity with close connections to colleagues at the Society, and is one of the charities they voted to support throughout the year, along with Alzheimer’s Society, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Great North Air Ambulance.

Jeanette Cartwright, Customer Liaison Manager at Leeds Building Society, said: “The atmosphere at Hollybank is always happy and cheerful, the enthusiasm and compassion the carers show each child is overwhelming.

“It makes me feel proud that my colleagues are continuing their ongoing support for the charity via the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride and helping to make everyday experiences, which we take for granted, into new and exciting ones for the children.”

Susan Marsden, Partnerships Fundraiser at Hollybank Trust, said: “Our long standing relationship with Leeds Building Society is one which is very much appreciated by everyone at Hollybank Trust. The Great Yorkshire Bike ride is just one of many ways in which funds are raised for Hollybank. We are delighted, and extremely grateful, for such impressive team support for 2016’s event.”

The fundraising efforts of the Society’s cyclists for The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride can be supported via http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LeedsBuildingSociety2016  

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 Robin Litten, John Wadham, Ian Lloyd-Jones, James Ochnik, Louisa Sedgwick, Aaron Jackson, Alan Bellwood, Gary Mitchell, Oliver Stowe, Chris Jones and Sarah Van Lopik

Pictured back row (L-R) are Robin Litten, John Wadham, Ian Lloyd-Jones and James Ochnik.

Pictured front row (L-R) are Louisa Sedgwick, Aaron Jackson, Alan Bellwood, Gary Mitchell, Oliver Stowe, Chris Jones and Sarah Van Lopik

Pictured back row (L-R) are Robin Litten, John Wadham, Ian Lloyd-Jones and James Ochnik.

Pictured front row (L-R) are Louisa Sedgwick, Aaron Jackson, Alan Bellwood, Gary Mitchell, Oliver Stowe, Chris Jones and Sarah Van Lopik.    

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is an annual 70 mile sponsored charity cycle ride from Wetherby to Filey. This ride takes in some of Yorkshire best countryside through the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds to the coast. Every year 2,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities take on the challenge of this great Yorkshire event.

Hollybank Trust exists to look after adults and children, supporting profound and multiple learning disabilities, whilst promoting independence, dignity and celebrating achievement in a safe and supported environment. Hollybank runs a school, residential homes and adult daytime activities programme to help people reach their full potential.

Hollybank Trust is at Far Common Road, Mirfield, WF14 0DQ.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £13.5bn (at 31st December 2015). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.