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Leeds Building Society raises more than £1,500 for Macmillan

The Society raised £1,564 for Macmillan Cancer Support by joining its ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ and running a branch pin badge campaign. 

Matt Jameson, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, visited the Society’s Head Office to act as a guest judge for their ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ bake off.  

Matt said: “This autumn has been very busy for us and Leeds Building Society and it involved a lot of coffee and cake!

“Over 1,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every day, and these valuable funds will help support those people.”

The mutual’s branches then supported the fundraising effort throughout October by selling the charity’s pin badges.

Trevor Garside, Leeds Building Society’s Head of Direct Distribution, said: “It’s great news that we have continued our longstanding and successful relationship with Macmillan Cancer Support.

“We are pleased that the pin badges again proved popular with customers in our branches earlier this autumn.”

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Notes to Editors

The team's full coffee morning total

The team's full coffee morning total

Pictured, attached, back row L-R are Paul Horsbrough and Jack Molyneux.

Front row, L-R, are Megan Isaac, Matt Jameson and Claire Passmore.

Macmillan provides practical, emotional, medical and financial support to people affected by cancer and is funded almost entirely from donations from the public. If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just someone to talk to, call free, Monday to Friday 9am-8pm on 0808 808 00 00.

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.