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Fundraising via Leeds branches nets over £3,800 for Candlelighters

Assistant managers from Leeds Building Society’s branches in and around the city have joined forces to raise £3,864 for a local cancer charity.     

The 13 colleagues organised and took part in events including sky dives, sponsored walks, tombolas, raffles, cake sales and a guess the name of the bear competition.    

The money raised will help Candlelighters continue to support children with cancer and their families.

To celebrate this donation, the Society fundraisers were joined at their Head Office by the charity’s corporate fundraiser.   

Brian Curran from Candlelighters said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have the support of colleagues from Leeds Building Society.

“The events they’ve held raised a considerable amount of money to enable us to continue to support children with cancer and their families.” 

Chhaya Lilapurwala, Assistant Manager at Harehills Road branch, said: “Everyone enjoyed taking part in the events whilst raising funds for a great cause. We’d like to thank colleagues and customers for their support and donations.”

 

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Notes to Editors

Pictured (back row L-R) are Dawn Olds, David Walker, Andrew Wakefield and Sheila Bailey. Front row (L-R) are Chhaya Lilapurwala, Sabina Kosar, Brian Curran, Nicola Hough, Rebecca Blow and Nicola Emsley.

Pictured (back row L-R) are Dawn Olds, David Walker, Andrew Wakefield and Sheila Bailey.

Front row (L-R) are Chhaya Lilapurwala, Sabina Kosar, Brian Curran, Nicola Hough, Rebecca Blow and Nicola Emsley.

Established in 1976, Candlelighters is a children’s charity dedicated to combating childhood cancer, leukaemia and serious blood disorders. The charity supports children and families from all over Yorkshire. Each year, in Yorkshire alone, around 150 children are diagnosed with some form of cancer.

For additional enquiries please contact Elli Pugh at eleanor.pugh@candlelighters.org.uk or call 0113 3229283 or write to Candlelighters, The Square, 8 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD

UK registered charity 1045077

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.