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Leeds donates £778 to Brendoncare Clubs

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation has made a £778 donation to a charity based in Winchester supporting older people at risk of social isolation and loneliness. 

Brendoncare Clubs supports the older community and enables them to stay connected to their community and encourages them to stay active.

The charity has used the donation, from the Society’s Charitable Foundation, to purchase equipment for their New Age kurling project such as Kurling stones, Kurling targets and Telescopic Pushers.

This equipment will be used in the classes they run which benefit 255 people and encourage older people to keep active and socialise.

James Morley, Fundraising Assistant at Brendoncare Clubs, said: “Fewer than 40% of people aged over 65 take part in physical activity. Exercise is a great way for older people to stay healthy, both physically and mentally, and remain independent; allowing people to continue doing things they may have taken for granted, like walking to the shops or playing with grandchildren.

‘Kurling has proved very popular in our clubs, so much so that we now run seven dedicated kurling clubs in Hampshire. This generous grant from Leeds Building Society will allow our other clubs in Hampshire to enjoy this activity.” 

Alison Cottle, Branch Manager at Leeds Building Society’s Southampton branch, visited Brendoncare Clubs to meet the team and understand the great work they do.

Alison said: “We are delighted to make this donation and support Brendoncare Clubs. The work that the clubs team does to find a range of activities to support senior citizens in Hampshire is really remarkable.

“As a building society, we are owned by our members and are pleased to support good causes in the communities where we and our members live and work.”

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Southampton branch manager with club service providers

Southampton branch manager with club service providers

Pictured (L-R) are Alison Cottle (Southampton branch manager, Leeds Building Society), Ed Ingleton (Head of Club Services, Brendoncare Clubs) and James Morley (Fundraising Assistant, Brendoncare Clubs).

Brendoncare Clubs is at The Old Malthouse, Victoria Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DU.

Brendoncare’s mission is to care for older people with dignity and respect, providing care for life in care homes, and tackling social isolation through friendship and well-being clubs.

Leeds Building Society’s Southampton branch is at 41 London Road, Southampton, SO15 2AD. 

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.