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Generous Society members donate over £118,000 to charity

Charity campaigns supported by Leeds Building Society members raised more than £118,000 for good causes in 2016.

Leeds supported partner charities Age UK, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Variety – the Children’s Charity and its own Charitable Foundation through the ‘Your Interest in Theirs’ scheme, where members donate the pence amount of interest they earn on their savings.

The Society also donates 1% of the average balances in all Caring Saver accounts, shared equally between these same four charity partners.

The mutual made donations totalling £118,427 through the Your Interest in Theirs and Caring Saver schemes in 2016.

“We are delighted our members have kindly supported the Society’s fundraising efforts, resulting in an overall donation to local and national charities in 2016 of over £118,000,” said Luke Wellock, Leeds Building Society’s Corporate Responsibility Manager.

“Their backing enables us to continue to support some great causes in the areas within which we operate.”

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Notes to Editors

Rush Hall's new Sunshine Bus

Rush Hall's new Sunshine Bus

Variety Sunshine Coach

Variety Sunshine Coach

Please see attached (pictured) Variety, the Children’s Charity handing over the keys to a Sunshine Coach to The New Rush Hall School last year, purchased thanks to Your Interest in Theirs and Caring Saver donations from Leeds Building Society.

The New Rush Hall School is at Fencepiece Road, Hainault, Ilford, Essex, IG6 2LB.

Leeds Building Society’s Caring Saver account sees the equivalent of 1% of the total balance held in the account donated to four partner charities on an annual basis. The Your Interest in Theirs scheme enables members to donate up to 99p of interest each year to good causes.

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.