Leek United virtual quiz to raise £60,000 for local charities

LEEK United Building Society is hosting a virtual quiz as part of a campaign to raise £60,000 for three local charities affected by the coronavirus crisis.

The Big LUBS Virtual Quiz will see households compete for a chance to be named region’s top quizzing family and win a £50 Amazon voucher.

Delivered over video link, the quiz will take place next Wednesday (May 20) at 7pm. Each team will make a suggested donation of £5 to enter, and every donation will be matched by Leek United pound for pound, up to a maximum of £30,000.

Overall, the campaign aims to raise £60,000 for three local charities - Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands, Treetops Hospice Care in Derbyshire, and East Cheshire Hospice.

These charities all rely heavily on public support. As a result of the lockdown and social distancing measures, the income they usually receive from fundraising events, donations and charity shops has collapsed, leaving them with a large funding shortfall.

Andrew Healy, Leek United Building Society’s Chief Executive, said: “This is a great opportunity for people to have some fun and raise money for three vital causes that do amazing work in the local community. All you need is a laptop/tablet, a pen and some paper and you can help these excellent causes from the comfort of your own home.”

To sign up for the quiz, simply visit the Leek United Quiz Registration page. Or to make a donation without taking part in the quiz, visit the Virgin Money Giving page - uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LeekUnitedCharityCampaign.

Donations can also be made by posting a cheque to Charity Support, Leek United Building Society, 50 St. Edward Street, ST13 5DL or to your local Leek United branch. Cheques should be made payable to Leek United Building Society - Charity Support. Further details can be found at leekunited.co.uk. Or using online banking: Account Name: Charity Support, Leek United Building Society, Sort code: 40-05-30; Account number: 74578031; Roll or Reference number: 72644536105.

Donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated and can be made online using internet banking or by posting a cheque to Charity Support, Leek United Building Society, 50 St. Edward Street, ST13 5DL.


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