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Leeds team raises over £500 for local homeless charity

Footballers from the Society raised more than £500 for vulnerable and homeless people in Leeds at a charity tournament.

A seven-a-side team joined Emmerdale & Crypt 7’s knockout in aid of St George’s Crypt, alongside footballers from Legal & General, Dignity, Aviva and Estate Planning Group at Farsley AFC’s Throstle Nest ground. The team topped their group and were eventually knocked out in the quarter-finals.

The total amount raised was £580, with £460 through raffle ticket sales and £120 via spectator tickets.

The team’s entry into this event was co-ordinated by our Armley and Beeston branch manager, Chris Sykes, who said: “We are delighted to have continued our association with St George's Crypt by raising £580 for them. This local charity provides food, shelter and support to homeless people in Leeds, and we hope to be taking part in this event again next year.”

Pictured are five members of the Leeds Building Society team – (L – R) Luke Sherman, Byron Wilkinson, Simon Newton, Chris Sykes and Joseph Garside.