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Society donates to Donny Rovers as they return to Championship

As the League One Season draws to a thrilling climax, Leeds Building Society presented Doncaster Rovers Football Club with a cheque for £11,500 during the half time interval of their game with Notts County on Saturday.

This donation relates to 1 per cent of the total balances in the Donny Rovers Saver account over the last 12 months. The Donny Rovers saver is the affinity account Leeds Building Society operates in conjunction with Doncaster Rovers.

Representing Leeds Building Society on Saturday were their Doncaster Branch Manager Melissa Foulis, and Doncaster Branch Customer Service Advisor Laura Rey. Melissa and Laura made the large cheque presentation to Doncaster Rovers Chairman John Ryan.

Melissa Foulis said, “Myself and Laura really enjoyed the occasion on Saturday, and were delighted to meet John Ryan. Although Doncaster Rovers lost the game with Notts County, I am sure they will get the right result at Brentford this weekend and reclaim their place in the Championship.

“The Donny Rovers saver is the savings account that offers fans competitive rates of interest, combined with access to their money, whilst supporting their team. Each year Leeds Building Society makes a donation to the Club equivalent to 1% of the total balances held in the account. The more fans save, the more the club receives and, with tiered interest rates, the higher the interest they receive on their savings.”

Doncaster Rovers Chairman John Ryan said “The Donny Rovers saver is a great account and I would encourage any fans that have not already opened an account to do so as soon as possible.”

For more information, customers can call into the Leeds Building Society Doncaster Branch at 8 Frenchgate, Doncaster, DN1 1QQ (telephone 01302 730485). Alternatively, visit the website at or call the savings hotline on 08450 540 995.


Notes to Editors

Leeds Building Society members presenting a cheque to Doncaster Rovers Football Club

Pictured above from left to right Leeds Building Society Doncaster Branch Customer Service Advisor Laura Rey, Leeds Building Society Doncaster Branch Manager Melissa Foulis and Doncaster Rovers Chairman John Ryan.

The Donny Rovers Saver Account is an exclusive account for supporters of Doncaster Rovers, which is only available through Leeds Building Society. By saving money in the Donny Rovers saver account fans are helping Doncaster Rovers. Each year Leeds Building Society presents a cheque to Doncaster Rovers, the amount of which is based on the cumulative balance of funds within every Donny Rovers saver account.

Leeds Building Society has assets of £10.3bn (as at 31 December 2012) and 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland. The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.