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Society’s Foundation donates over £1,000 to The Prince of Wales Hospice

Leeds Building Society’s Charitable Foundation has made a £1,195 donation to a Pontefract-based hospice. 

The donation to The Prince of Wales Hospice has paid for a Complementary Therapy couch for patients, with life-limiting illnesses, and their carers.

“We really appreciate the support of Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation and would like to thank them for their kind donation,” said Sharon Batty, Trusts Fundraising Officer at the hospice.

“We offer complementary therapies to patients, their families and carers. Often this is the only time they have to relax and relieve tension, so making them as comfortable as possible during their therapy is essential. 

“The couch has a number of features, which will really benefit our users and enhance their experience - these include height adjustment, silent motors and, most importantly, a very comfortable and supportive padding.”

Tracy McCauley, Leeds Building Society’s Branch Manager in Crossgates, said: “The Charitable Foundation is delighted to make this donation and support The Prince of Wales Hospice.

“The Society and our members fund Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation, which supports local good causes in the communities where our members and colleagues live and work.”

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Karen Duff & Tracey McCauley of Leeds Building Society with Martina Teal of The Prince of Wales Trust

Karen Duff & Tracey McCauley of Leeds Building Society with Martina Teal of The Prince of Wales Trust

Pictured (L-R) are Karen Duff (Regional Manager, Leeds Building Society), Martina Teal (Complementary Therapist, The Prince of Wales Hospice) and Tracy McCauley (Branch Manager, Leeds Building Society Crossgates branch)

The Prince of Wales Hospice is at Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, WF8 4BG.

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

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation was established by Leeds Building Society in 1999 to support UK charities committed to relieving hardship and suffering, or their direct consequences, and awards grants of up to £1,000 to good causes based or operating near Society branches and offices.

The Charitable Foundation has donated more than £1.5 million to worthy causes across the UK and has helped more than 2,000 charities since its inception.