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Leeds raises over £1,500 to support cancer care

Leeds Building Society has raised £1,564 for Macmillan Cancer Support via a combined fundraising effort this autumn.

The Society hosted ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ events at its Head Office in Leeds and Cobalt offices in the North East.

The mutual also supported the charity’s pin badge campaign in its branches during October. 

Matt Jameson, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “It’s great that so much has been raised by Leeds Building Society to support people with cancer.

“With one in two people now receiving a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lifetime, Macmillan wants to ensure that everyone is supported throughout their cancer journey every step of the way.

“The £1,564 raised by Leeds Building Society will help Macmillan fund vital services such as specialist nurses and financial advice and support.”

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in Leeds was organised by Paul Horsbrough, from the Society’s Change Delivery team, who commented: “We knew that we had a number of great bakers in our midst, but now we’re aware that we have some really committed fundraisers too.

“I’d like to thank everyone who got involved baking, buying and selling because without them we wouldn’t have had such a successful day. Real team building in action.”

 

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From L-R are Paul Horsbrough, James Flatt, Jessica Liversidge, Megan Isaac, Joanne Breslin-Brooke, Sarah Grindall, Matt Jameson, Jack Molyneux, Alison Banks and Claire Passmore.

Pictured, attached, is the World’s Biggest Coffee morning event held at Leeds Building Society’s Head Office. From L-R are Paul Horsbrough, James Flatt, Jessica Liversidge, Megan Isaac, Joanne Breslin-Brooke, Sarah Grindall, Matt Jameson, Jack Molyneux, Alison Banks 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.