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Leeds Building Society ramps up the red in Ripon to fight heart disease with the British Heart Foundation!

Staff at Leeds Building Society's Ripon branch, at 17 Market Place North, supported the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by taking part in a 'Dress Red' day. They held a cake sale and a raffle for a bottle of Moet. Furthermore, the Ripon branch (and all Leeds Building Society branches) promoted BHF pin badges on the counter, for their customers to purchase, for a month.

Maxine Walton, Branch Manager at Leeds Building Society's Ripon branch said, "We wanted to get involved because we think the charity does great work. It was an incredibly easy day to co-ordinate and proved to be fun for all involved."

Louise Parkes, Fundraising Director at the BHF, said: "Ramp up the Red is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to think about how many lives are affected by heart disease. By organising a fundraising event, Leeds Building Society's team in Ripon have helped us to raise much-needed funds in order to fight heart disease. The BHF is the biggest funder of life-saving heart research in the UK to help everybody who suffers from a heart problem. This research has already made medical history but funds are urgently needed to fund further research."

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Pictured from left to right are Maxine Walton (Branch Manager), Laura Herlihy (Customer Service Advisor) and Christopher Jenner (Assistant Manager) – Leeds Building Society Ripon branch.