Building society staff unite to raise £26,000 for three charities

A MASSIVE £26,000 is on its way to three local charities, including Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands, following a hugely successful campaign of fundraising events run by the staff of Leek United Building Society.

The campaign saw all 200 of the Society’s management and staff hold more than 20 different events, including a virtual quiz, a charity auction and a 600 miles endurance challenge. These events generated £13,000 which was then matched by the Society pound for pound, leading to the incredible grand total of £26,000. This will be split equally between Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands; Treetops Hospice Care, Derbyshire; and east Staffordshire Hospice.

Andrew Healy, Leek United Building Society’s chief executive, said: “The past few months have been difficult for everyone, not least our local charities whose income has fallen as a result of events being cancelled and shops being closed. I’m really delighted with how our wonderful team of staff have rallied to support these three charities. They’ve been not only kind but also exceptionally creative in coming up with fun ways to generate badly-needed funds just when they’re needed most.”

Sue Kent, vice-chair of Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands, said: “Everyone here, including the trustees, staff, volunteers and families, are so thankful to have received donations from Leek United.

“These monies will ensure Home-Start can continue to offer support to families with young children who, for a number of reasons during this especially difficult time, may need that extra help. Thank you Leek United and all those who have contributed to your fundraising.”


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