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29 December 2014

15 charity projects are celebrating after being unveiled as winners in a £150,000 cash giveaway that was set up to leave a lasting legacy in local communities. 

Yorkshire Building Society pledged the donation during its 150th anniversary year and 15 projects were chosen by members of the public to each receive a £10,000 cash boost from the donation.

In total, more than 600 charities applied to the Society’s Lasting Legacy Fund before 30 were put forward for a public vote.

Yorkshire Building Society’s Corporate Responsibility Manager Pauline Giroux, said: “We are proud to commemorate our milestone anniversary by helping charities make a positive difference in their communities.

“We are delighted to be able to support these 15 projects and we are looking forward to seeing the benefits it will bring. To be chosen from over 600 charity projects shows that they have really resonated with our colleagues and members of the public and will deliver a tangible benefit to their local communities.”

The Society’s roots go back to 1864 when the Huddersfield Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society was founded.

The 15 successful charities are: Action for Asperger’s, Animal Healing Trust, Bag Books, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, CLEAR Buckhaven, East Hull Community Farm, Focus Birmingham, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, One In A Million, Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team, Southern Domestic Abuse Service, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Trafford Mencap, Wilts & Berks Canal Trust and Wirral Hospice St John’s.

For more information on the successful projects please visit http://www.ybs.co.uk/legacy


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