YBS to give the gift of time this Christmas
Yorkshire Building Society is asking communities across the UK to help them give the gift of time this Christmas for its final Hour of Need campaign activity in aid of Marie Curie.
The Society’s Hour of Need campaign 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, with the current total standing at more than £1million.
Every £20 raised funds one hour of Marie Curie nursing care and customers and colleagues at the Yorkshire Building Society have so far funded over 51,000 hours of care.
To get in the seasonal spirit and give the campaign a festive farewell, branches around the country will be hosting Christmas party events from week commencing Monday, 5 December, where people can enjoy some festive treats from the Society.
People can show their support for Marie Curie and spread a little festive cheer by buying a set of the charity’s stylish Christmas tree decorations with all proceeds supporting the Hour of Need campaign.
Other activities include Christmas raffles, guess the weight of the Christmas cake competitions and Christmas quizzes for customers to test their winter wits.
Lola Rowe, a Marie Curie Hospice Nurse, said:
I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the customers and members of staff at Yorkshire Building Society who have contributed so far to the Hour of Need fundraising campaign for Marie Curie. Through their donations myself and my colleagues have been able to provide even more support to people in their hour of need.
Pauline Giroux, Corporate Responsibility Manager for Yorkshire Building Society, said:
We’re so proud that our customers and colleagues have helped us to make this the Society’s most successful ever national fundraising campaign. We hope our customers will call in to our branches to support our final Hour of Need campaign event and help us to give the gift of time this Christmas to terminally ill people and their families across the country.
If you would like to make a donation in support of the Hour of Need campaign, then please visit www.justgiving.com/hourofneed