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Society raises over £5,000 for Hollybank Trust

Society colleagues raised £5,750 for Hollybank Trust in 2014 towards the charity’s work with children and adults with disabilities in Yorkshire.

Colleagues organised various fundraising activities throughout the year, including an advent raffle, Hallowe’en-themed charity day, raffles and cake sales.

To celebrate this donation, Paul Cartwright visited the Society’s Head Office along with two representatives from the charity. Paul attended the school on the Hollybank Trust site between the ages of four and 10, before he progressed to a mainstream school.

Paul became a Paralympic athlete in the 1980s as a wheelchair sprinter, holding every British record from 100m to marathon distance. He also competed in the 1984 Paralympics at Stoke Mandeville.

Paul Cartwright and two representatives from the Hollybank trust accept the donation from Leeds Building Society

Paul Cartwright is pictured (centre) with (left to right) Jeanette Cartwright (Customer Liaison Manager, Leeds Building Society), Julie Shaw (Head of Fundraising, Hollybank Trust), Susan Marsden (Partnerships Fundraiser, Hollybank Trust) and Karen Wint (Operations Director, Leeds Building Society).