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Leeds Building Society supports Marie Curie this spring

Leeds Building Society has backed Marie Curie through the charity’s annual daffodil appeal and corporate fundraising quiz. 

Twelve colleagues from the Society used their volunteering leave at the Marie Curie Yorkshire Brain Game held in Leeds city centre, and helped to meet and greet guests, sell raffle tickets and mark quizzes.

They were taking advantage of the Society’s volunteering scheme, which allows all employees a day’s paid leave each year to help a good cause of their choice.

In addition, Leeds Building Society branches raised £1,200 for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal by selling daffodil pin badges throughout March.

These vital funds will help Marie Curie nurses to provide more free care to people living with terminal illnesses in their own homes across Yorkshire and in the charity’s Bradford hospice.

“We were delighted colleagues from Leeds Building Society volunteered at the first Yorkshire Brain Game, which raised more than £95,000 to fund vital care for those living with terminal illness and their families,” said Holly Buckley, Senior Partnerships Manager at Marie Curie.

“We couldn’t have done it without them giving up their time. I’d also like to extend that thanks to colleagues and customers at Leeds Building Society’s branches for continually supporting our Great Daffodil Appeal.

“Without the support of businesses such as this, we wouldn’t be able to be there for families when they need us.”

Luke Wellock, Leeds Building Society’s Corporate Responsibility Manager, said: “Leeds Building Society has been a long standing supporter of Marie Curie and I’m delighted that so many of our colleagues also chose to support the Yorkshire Brain Game in Leeds. This forms part of our commitment to do what’s right for our members, colleagues and communities.”

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Leeds Building Society Employees at the Marie Curie Yorkshire Brain Game

Leeds Building Society Employees at the Marie Curie Yorkshire Brain Game

Pictured, attached, are the Leeds Building Society volunteers at the Marie Curie Yorkshire Brain Game quiz.

The Yorkshire Brain Game quiz was held at Aspire, 2 Infirmary Street, Leeds, LS1 2JP.

Marie Curie is one of Leeds Building Society’s partner charities along with Age UK, Variety, the Children’s Charity and Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation.

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance.

Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals and with its nine hospices around the UK, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.

Leeds Building Society operates throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and has assets of £15.9bn (at 31st December 2016). The Society’s head office has been based in the centre of Leeds since 1886.