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Swansea branch’s birthday gift to local charities

Leeds Building Society’s branch in Swansea welcomed 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.

Maggie’s, Ice Cool Kids and SMA received £300, £200 and £100 respectively following the public vote.  

“We were delighted to celebrate our milestone by making these donations,” said Amanda Evans, Leeds Building Society’s Swansea Branch Manager.

“Our team decorated the branch and gave cakes and goody bags to members and other locals who came by to join in.

“We’re proud the Society has been helping the people of Swansea to save and have the home they want since 1966.”

Also in attendance at the branch for their birthday party was former Swansea Football Club player Lee Trundle, who signed autographs and was available for photographs.

The branch also undertook extra fundraising activities to raise a further £145 for Maggie’s.  

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Swansea Branch celebrates 50 years

Swansea Branch celebrates 50 years

Pictured back row (L-R) are Joel Jones and Craig Howells.  

Pictured front row (L-R) are Amanda Evans, Lee Trundle, Kelly Mapstone and Sharon Penn.     

Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.

Ice Cool Kids is a Registered Charity run by volunteers to provide an opportunity for children of all abilities to experience the thrill of Skiing.

The SMA Trust is the only UK charity solely dedicated to funding research into a cure and treatments for SMA and currently funds over 75% of UK charity funded research.

Leeds Building Society’s Swansea branch is at 16 Union Street, Swansea, SA1 3EH.

Leeds Building Society has 65 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £14.9bn (at 30th June 2016). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.