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Fundraising via Leeds colleagues nets over £3,000 for Candlelighters

Colleagues from Leeds Building Society’s Risk department joined forces to raise £3,500 for a local children’s cancer charity.     

The team organised and took part in events including bake sales, a combined marathon and climbing the Three Peaks.     

The money raised will help Candlelighters to continue to support children with cancer and their families.

To celebrate this donation, the Society fundraisers were joined at their Head Office by the charity’s corporate fundraiser, Brian Curran, who said: “This is a great example of corporate support and we are grateful to everyone who took part in these events.

“The support of Leeds Building Society ensures we are able to continue to support local children with cancer and their families.”

Kirsty Johnson, from the mutual’s Risk team, said: “Everyone enjoyed taking part in the events while raising funds for a great cause. We’d like to thank colleagues and members for their support and donations.”

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Notes to Editors

Pictured (L-R) are members of the Risk team celebrating their fundraising for Candlelighters.

Established in 1976, Candlelighters is a children’s charity dedicated to combating childhood cancer, leukaemia and serious blood disorders. The charity supports children and families from all over Yorkshire. Each year, in Yorkshire alone, around 150 children are diagnosed with some form of cancer.

For additional enquiries please contact Elli Pugh at eleanor.pugh@candlelighters.org.uk or call 0113 3229283 or write to Candlelighters, The Square, 8 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD

UK registered charity 1045077.

Leeds Building Society operates throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and has assets of £17.2bn (at 30th June 2017). The Society’s head office has been based in the centre of Leeds since 1886.