Votes secure cash for three good causes

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Small change from Yorkshire Building Society members has made a big difference to three charities.

Votes cast in the Queen Street branch have decided how £1,000 should be shared between the good causes in the Society’s Charity Choices campaign.

After a two week voting period The Salvation Army in Morley received £300, Martin House Children’s Hospice received £500 and The Charlie Mortimer Fund received £200.

The campaign was supported by Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, which is funded by the Yorkshire’s innovative community scheme, Small Change Big Difference.

More than 720,000 members of the Society donate the pennies from the interest they receive on their accounts, just once a year.

Peter Jowett, manager at the Morley branch of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We had a brilliant response to the campaign from our members, local shoppers and residents, but of course the real winners here are the charities – all of whom do a fantastic job of providing invaluable support in our local community.

“Because each and every vote helped secure pounds for the charities it felt right that the decision of splitting the money was put in the hands of our members and local people.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for coming in to our branch during the voting period to make their vote count – I’m sure the money will make a real difference locally.”

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation’s purpose is to support good causes where its members and staff live and work, helping to demonstrate the value and support that the group provides to local communities throughout the UK.