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Leeds Building Society celebrates 30 years in Peterborough

Leeds Building Society’s branch in Peterborough is inviting customers old and new to join it in celebrating a big birthday. 

The Society has been helping the people of Peterborough to save and have the home they want since 1987. 

To celebrate its 30th birthday the branch, at 2 Queen Street in Peterborough, is holding a party on Saturday 17th June.  

Leeds Building Society also will be making a birthday donation to three local good causes. Visitors can vote for their favourite charity to decide which receives the largest share.

“Our team will be decorating the branch and giving cakes and goody bags to members and any other locals who want to pop in and join our celebrations,” said Julia Haycox, Leeds Building Society’s Peterborough Branch Manager.

“We’ll also be running a charity vote where customers can vote for one of three local charities.

“The good causes we’ve chosen to support are Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Amazon Ward at Peterborough Hospital. 

“Voting will open on Saturday and continue until Saturday 1st July. The charities will receive £300, £200 and £100 for first, second and third place respectively.”

When Leeds Building Society first opened a branch in Peterborough in 1987 the average UK house price was £40,391. The average price today for a semi-detached property in Peterborough is £174,027.     

Other events making the news in 1987 were:

  • Channel Tunnel construction began
  • The world’s population reached 5 billion people
  • Disposable contact lenses were invented
  • Dirty Dancing and Fatal Attraction released in cinemas

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Notes to Editors

If you would like to send a reporter or photographer to cover the event (running from 9am to 1pm) on Saturday 17th June please contact the Press Office on 0113 225 7536.

Leeds Building Society’s Peterborough branch is at 2 Queen Street, Peterborough, PE1 1PA.

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.