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Leeds Building Society celebrates 40 years in Crossgates

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

The Society has been helping the people of Crossgates to save and have the home they want since 1977.

To celebrate its 40th birthday the branch, at 57 Station Road in Crossgates, is holding a party all day on Friday 23rd June.

Leeds Rhinos mascot Ronnie the Rhino will be in attendance in the branch from 12 noon on Friday.

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 come by and join in our celebrations,” said Tracy McCauley, Leeds Building Society’s Crossgates Branch Manager.

“We will also be running a charity vote where customers can vote for one of three local charities. The good causes we have chosen to support are Learning Partnerships, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and British Heart Foundation.

“Voting will open on Friday and continue until Friday 7th July. The charities will receive £300, £200 and £100 for first, second and third place respectively.”

Events making the news in 1977 included:

  • Red Rum wins the Grand National for the third time
  • Street parties in the UK for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee
  • Star Wars breaks all box office records
  • Elvis Presley dies aged 42

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Notes to Editors

If you would like to send a reporter or photographer to cover the event on Friday 23rd June please contact the Press Office on 0113 225 7536. 

Leeds Building Society’s Crossgates branch is at 57 Station Road, Cross Gates, Leeds, LS15 8DT.

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.