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18th June 2012 For Immediate Release
Leeds Building Society members have found a place at the heart of the community, by teaming up with the British Heart Foundation in the fight against heart disease and raising over £3,000.
The mutual’s members voted to donate £3,230 to the British Heart Foundation (BHF). This donation is the charitable incentive donation from the Society’s Annual General Meeting. Leeds Building Society donated 10p for every postal vote received and 20p for every internet vote. Members selected which partner charity they wanted to receive the donation from their vote.
Sue Green, British Heart Foundation fundraising manager for West Yorkshire said, “It’s fantastic that the members of Leeds Building Society have voted to support the BHF and our life saving and pioneering work. We never forget how many people are counting on us to succeed. Support from stakeholders like Leeds Building Society’s members makes a big difference in raising the vital funds needed to help us continue with our life-saving work.”
Dr John Greenwood, Senior Lecturer & Consultant Cardiologist at Leeds University and Leeds General Infirmary said, “Currently in Leeds the BHF are supporting many important clinical research projects. We are really grateful to their supporters, such as Leeds Building Society, for raising the funds to enable us to carry out this research which we hope will improve the way that patients are investigated for chest pains in the future.”
Michael Ward, Leeds Building Society Press and P.R. Officer said, “I was delighted to visit the scanning and imaging rooms at Leeds General Infirmary to see the pioneering work that is going on. There are some fantastic initiatives taking place, combined with state of the art equipment and groundbreaking research.
“Leeds Building Society is very pleased that our members chose to donate over £3,000 to the British Heart Foundation, to help them make their tremendous aims become reality.”
Notes to Editors
The attached photo was taken at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI). Dr John Greenwood (Senior Lecturer & Consultant Cardiologist at Leeds University and Leeds General Infirmary) is pictured seated with, standing from left to right, Gavin Bainbridge (Lead Cardiac MRI Radiographer), Sue Green (British Heart Foundation fundraising manager for West Yorkshire) and Michael Ward (Press and PR Officer, Leeds Building Society).
Leeds Building Society donated 10p for every postal vote received and 20p for every internet vote. Members selected which partner charity they wanted to receive the donation from their vote. Where none was selected, the donation is split equally between the partner charities, which are Help for Heroes, World Wildlife Fund, British Heart Foundation, St George’s Crypt and the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation.
Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £9.9bn (as at 31 December 2011). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the nation’s heart charity, dedicated to saving lives through pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for change and by providing vital information. But we urgently need help. We rely on donations of time and money to continue our life-saving work. Because together we can beat heart disease. For more information on the BHF visit bhf.org.uk.
Leeds Building Society is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and our registration number is 164992. The Society's Head Office address is 105 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AS. The Society's permitted business is arranging and advising on Mortgages and General Insurance. You can check this by visiting the FSA website at www.fsa.gov.uk or by contacting the FSA on 0845 606 1234.