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Society saddles up for the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

More than 20 cyclists from Leeds Building Society are taking part in the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride on Saturday 17th June to raise funds for Hollybank Trust.

The Society is delighted to have signed up 23 riders this year, maintaining the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride’s status as one of the mutual’s best-supported public fundraising events.  

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride supports a varied group of charities each year including Hollybank Trust, which cares for children and adults with multiple and profound disabilities. 

Oliver Stowe, Head of Financial Planning, Reporting and Control at Leeds Building Society, said: “The atmosphere at Hollybank is always happy and cheerful, the enthusiasm and compassion the carers show each child is overwhelming.

“It makes me proud that my colleagues are continuing to support the charity via the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride and helping to make everyday experiences, which we take for granted, into new and exciting ones.”

Julie MacNaughton, Head of Fundraising at Hollybank Trust, said: “Our long-standing relationship with Leeds Building Society is one which is very much appreciated by everyone at Hollybank Trust.

“The Great Yorkshire Bike ride is just one of many ways in which funds are raised for Hollybank. We are delighted, and extremely grateful, for such impressive team support for 2017’s event.”

The fundraising efforts of the Society’s cyclists for The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride can be supported via


Notes to Editors

Pictured are some of this year’s Society team cyclists.

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is an annual 70 mile sponsored charity cycle ride from Wetherby to Filey. This ride takes in some of Yorkshire’s best countryside through the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds to the coast. Every year 2,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities take on the challenge of this great Yorkshire event.

Hollybank Trust gives high quality care to around 100 severely disabled children, young people and adults. This includes a special school, high quality supported accommodation, extensive therapy, nursing support, art, music and engaging activities. Their emphasis on ground breaking assistive technology enables their young people to communicate and live their lives as independently as possible. They provide quality of life ... for life.

For further information please contact:

Michael Ward
Press & PR Officer
Telephone: 0113 225 7536

Hollybank Trust is at Far Common Road, Mirfield, WF14 0DQ.

Leeds Building Society operates throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and has assets of £15.9bn (at 31st December 2016). The Society’s head office has been based in the centre of Leeds since 1886.