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Leeds team raises £1,900 for chosen charities

Seventeen colleagues from Leeds Building Society raised £1,905 for charity by completing a 27 mile walk around Kielder Reservoir

The team from Direct Mortgages and Head Office shared the funds between Mind and MacMillan, charities chosen by colleagues.

In addition to sponsorship of the walk, further funds were raised through car washing and bake sales.

“Both physically and mentally challenging, the walk raised awareness of and money for Mind and Macmillan with proceeds being split equally between the two,” said John Clow, Direct Mortgages Manager.    

“With so many lives impacted by mental illness and cancer the team is delighted to have raised £1,905 for these two great causes.

“We’d like to thank everyone who sponsored us and our colleagues for raising additional funds.”

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Notes to Editors

Pictured (L-R) are Victoria Naisby, Janelle Pottinger and Gillian Crutwell (all Direct Mortgages)

Kielder Water is a large man-made reservoir in Northumberland in North East England. It is the largest artificial lake in the United Kingdom by capacity of water. 

Leeds Building Society’s Direct Mortgage unit is at 10 Silver Fox Way, Cobalt Business Park, Newcastle, NE27 0QJ.

Leeds Building Society’s Head Office is at 105 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AS. 

Leeds Building Society’s colleague charities were chosen after a vote by colleagues. These are Macmillan and Mind in 2017. 

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.