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Leeds team raises over £1,500 for Kyle’s Goal

Colleagues from Leeds Building Society branches in the South West have raised more than £1,500 for a charity which cares for brain-injured children.

The team of 11 completed a trek up Pen-Y-Fan mountain in Brecon, Wales within three hours, and raised £1,190. Combined with matched funding of £400 from the Society, the total donated to Kyle’s Goal was £1,590.

These funds will go towards creating a rehabilitation centre to provide specialist support and care for children and young adults across the UK with brain injuries.

The walkers were inspired to tackle their challenge by Kyle Beere, the stepson of the Society’s Swansea branch manager David Owen.

Kyle was 12 years old when he suffered a brain haemorrhage caused by a rare condition called Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM). Kyle defied all the odds by surviving but facilities for his rehabilitation, and for children like him, were very limited.

Richard Neal, Leeds Building Society’s Regional Manager in the South West said: “We are very pleased to have successfully completed this challenge, and delighted to have raised £1,590 for Kyle’s Goal.

“It was hard work but very rewarding, and all in aid of a terrific cause with a great team spirit throughout.”


Notes to Editors

Please see attached (pictured L-R) Richard Neal (Regional Manager, South West), Zoe Mathias (Brecon branch), Rob Yeo (Cardiff), Laura Roberts (Cheltenham), David Owen (Cardiff and Swansea), Kelly Hammacott (Bristol), Craig Carter (Banbury), Jennifer Lindoe (Gloucester), Dan Veale (Bristol), and Steve O’Brien (Birmingham).

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Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.1bn (as at 31st December 2014). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.