New trustees join Leeds Building Society Foundation
Two new trustees have joined the Leeds Building Society Foundation.
The appointment of David Marsh and Carla Marshall takes the membership of the charity’s board to six, following the retirement of long-serving trustees Anne Shelton, Michael Garnett and Robert Wade in the preceding 12 months.
“We’re delighted to welcome David and Carla to the board,” said Gary Hetherington, chairman of the trustees.
“Their skills and expertise in the charitable sector will help the Foundation continue its success in supporting smaller community-based projects which might otherwise find it difficult to secure financial assistance.”
Leeds Building Society Foundation, which is independently run by a Board of Trustees, is funded in part by an annual donation from Leeds Building Society. The balance of its financial support comes mainly from the Your Interest in Theirs* scheme which enables Society members to donate the pence interest from their savings accounts.
Luke Wellock, Leeds Building Society’s Corporate Responsibility Manager, who is also secretary to the Foundation said: “I’d like to thank members for their generosity – by donating the pence interest from their savings accounts they are making a huge difference to good causes up and down the country.”
He welcomed the new trustees, saying: “I’m delighted to be welcoming Carla and David onto the Board, who between them have a clear understanding of the charity sector, the issues it is facing, and have first-hand experience working with charities.
“I know they will make a valuable contribution to the Foundation’s work,” Luke added.
Notes to Editors
Leeds Building Society 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.