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Yorkshire Building Society celebrates award success

17 November 2016

Yorkshire Building Society has been recognised for its successful £1million fundraising campaign in aid of Marie Curie at the 2017 Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards.

The Society won the Community Service award which recognises work in the voluntary sector.

Yorkshire Building Society celebrates award success

The Society’s Hour of Need campaign in aid of Marie Curie was launched in 2014 with the original aim of raising £500,000 by the end of December 2016. Thanks to the strength of support this was reached early with the Society now more than doubling this figure.

Every £20 raised funds one hour of Marie Curie nursing care and customers and colleagues at the Society have so far funded over 50,000 hours of care.

The Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards recognise the work of the top personal finance providers over the past 12 months.

Pauline Giroux, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Yorkshire Building Society, said:

“As a mutual organisation owned by our members we believe that society really matters and that we can make a tangible difference in our local communities.
“This is something that we have been doing for over 150 years and I would like to thank all the Society’s colleagues and members who have contributed to the success of our Hour of Need campaign in aid of Marie Curie.”

Joanne Atkin, Group Editor of Mortgage Finance Gazette, said:

“Yorkshire Building Society’s Hour of Need campaign was impressive, not just for the substantial amount of money raised for such a great cause, but for the range of fundraising initiatives. From bagging a Guinness World Record for the largest tea party to creating a competitive Marie Curie Bond, as well as all the staff volunteering and community involvement, it has really been a fantastic effort all round.”

If you would like to make a donation in support of the Hour of Need campaign, then please visit www.justgiving.com/hourofneed

For more information about Yorkshire Building Society, please visit www.ybs.co.uk, phone 0345 166 9510 or call into one of our branches.

 

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