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Cardiff branch’s birthday gift to local charities

Leeds Building Society’s branch in Cardiff welcomed customers old and new to help it celebrate its 40th 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.

Cancer Research Wales, BTRS – Brain Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire and Scips Neonatal Clinic at the University Hospital of Wales received £300, £200 and £100 respectively following the public vote. 

The branch team organised a raffle and raised an additional £300, which was shared equally between the three charities.

“We were delighted to celebrate our milestone by making these donations,” said   Paula O’Sullivan, Leeds Building Society’s Cardiff Branch Manager.

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

“Our birthday party was also attended by The Rt. Hon Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Councillor Monica Walsh, whose nominated charity for 2016 is Cancer Research Wales.

“We’re proud the Society has been helping the people of Cardiff to save and have the home they want since 1976.”

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Staff members celebrate anniversary with charity donations

Staff members celebrate anniversary with charity donations

Pictured (L-R) are Councillor Monica Walsh (The Rt. Hon Lord Mayor of Cardiff),   Charlene Wilson, Charlotte Morgan (both Leeds Building Society Barkingside branch), Katie Killoran (Corporate Fundraiser, Cancer Research Wales) and Paula O’Sullivan (Branch Manager, Leeds Building Society Barkingside branch).

Leeds Building Society’s Cardiff branch is at 5 St John Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GJ.

Leeds Building Society operates throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and has assets of £14.9bn (at 30th June 2016). The Society’s head office has been based in the centre of Leeds since 1886.