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Leeds Building Society raises almost 500 pounds for St George's Crypt

The Leeds Building Society TeamPictured, from left to right, (back row) are Ben Leister, Tom Hemingway, Matt Leonard, Luke Sherman & Byron Wilkinson.
Pictured, from left to right, (front row) are Tom Helliwell, Simon Newton, Steve Sykes & Chris Sykes.

Leeds Building Society, in conjunction with Legal & General and Estate Planning Group, reached the semi-finals of Sunday's Emmerdale Football Tournament & Family Fun Day. This seven-a-side football tournament, involving 20 teams, took place at Farsley AFC's Throstle Nest ground.

In total £480 was raised, with £300 through raffle ticket sales and £180 via spectator tickets. Leeds Building Society paid the £75 entry fee. The total funds raised will go to St George's Crypt, a church-based charity which supports homeless and vulnerable people in Leeds.

The day kicked off at 12 noon with entertainment including a bouncy castle, face painting, games and stalls. Leeds Building Society reached the semi-finals of the event.

Leeds Building Society's entry into this event was co-ordinated by Armley branch manager, Chris Sykes, who said: "Our team were excellent on Sunday and did the Society, its corporate partners and themselves proud. "

"It was a great atmosphere on the day, the standard of football on display was very high and there was a good crowd in attendance. "

"We are delighted to have continued our association with St George's Crypt by raising £480 for them. This local charity provides food, shelter and support to homeless people in Leeds. "

"We will definitely be taking part in this event again next year, when our target will be to win the tournament."


Notes to Editors

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.1bn (as at 30 June 2014). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.