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Horsforth branch's birthday gift to local charities

Leeds Building Society’s branch in Horsforth 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.

Mind, OPAL and Children in Need received £300, £200 and £100 respectively following the public vote.  

“We were delighted to celebrate our milestone by making these donations,” said Byron Wilkinson, Leeds Building Society’s Horsforth Branch Manager.

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

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

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Pictured (L-R) are Holly Banks, Dawn Olds and Fay Nasiri.

Pictured (L-R) are Holly Banks, Dawn Olds and Fay Nasiri.

Leeds Building Society’s Horsforth branch is at 80 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4AP.

Information on the three charities:

Mind: Mind provides support and advice to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They won't give up until everyone with a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Children in Need: Their vision is that every child in the UK has a childhood which is safe, happy, and secure and allows them the chance to reach their potential.

OPAL: Supporting older people to live happy, healthy, informed lives in their own homes.

Leeds Building Society has 62 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.