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Sheffield manager raises 1,400 for children’s charity

The manager of Leeds Building Society’s Sheffield branch braved the harsh conditions of the Tough Mudder challenge to raise £1,400 for a cause very close to her heart.

Charlotte Rafferty was joined by six friends and family to tackle the 12 mile challenge at Belvoir Castle in Grantham. The team fought their way through 25 testing obstacles in four hours and 45 minutes.

Charlotte has raised £1,400 for The Harley Jae Trust, including £400 in matched funding from Leeds Building Society.

“The Harley Jae Trust was established in 2006 as a trust fund for my cousin who was born with an extremely rare condition, requiring long periods of care in hospital. Over the past few years, this has grown into an amazing, inspirational charity,” said Charlotte.

“The course this year was bigger, harder, tougher and definitely muddier. Everyone agreed it’s a fantastic event to take part in, and we had great fun raising funds for such a worthwhile cause.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has sponsored me and Leeds Building Society for providing matched funding.”


Notes to Editors

The team taking part in the challenge.

The team before taking part in the challenge

The team after the challenge

The team after the challenge

Please see attached photos of the team taking part in the challenge.

Leeds Building Society’s Sheffield branch is at 14 Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HN.

The ultimate goal for the Harley Jae Trust is to support children with life limiting and life changing conditions by providing aid and relief in the form of facilities and equipment that will make their care more manageable and more comfortable and subsequently get them back home with their families.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £13.5bn (at 31st December 2015). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.