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Society’s Foundation donates £1,000 to Restore York

Leeds Building Society’s Charitable Foundation has made a £1,000 donation to a York homeless charity.

Restore York provides homes and support to those who would otherwise be homeless.

The donation paid for new kitchen units, oven and hob for one of the charity’s houses and a bike for one of its tenants.

The new kitchen will make the tenants feel at home and comfortable in their surroundings, and the new bike will help one of the tenants get around York.

“Massive thanks to Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for their kind donation to Restore, which enables us to buy a new bike for one of our tenants and a new kitchen for one of our houses,” said Jonny Wooldridge from Restore York.

“The Charitable Foundation is delighted to make this donation and support Restore York,” said Cheryl Westoby, Leeds Building Society’s branch manager in York.

“The Society and our members fund Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation, and this donation fits with our commitment to doing what’s right for our members, colleagues and communities.”


Notes to Editors

Restore York tenant Dessie Kitching with his new bike

Restore York tenant Dessie Kitching with his new bike

Pictured (back row, L-R) outside the Society’s York branch are Heather Lindsay (Customer Service Adviser, York branch), Natalie Metcalfe (Customer Service Adviser, York branch) and Jonny Wooldridge from Restore York.

Front row (alongside bike) is tenant Dessie Kitching.

Restore (York) Ltd is at The Flat, Gateway Centre, Front Street, Acomb, York, YO24 3BZ.

Leeds Building Society’s York branch is at 49 York Road, Acomb, York, YO24 4LN. 

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation was established by Leeds Building Society in 1999 to support UK charities committed to relieving hardship and suffering, or their direct consequences, and awards grants of up to £1,000 to good causes based or operating near Society branches and offices.

The Charitable Foundation has donated more than £1.5 million to worthy causes across the UK and has helped more than 2,000 charities since its inception.