Wigan dementia charity benefits from YBS donation
21 June 2016
A bright red telephone box is helping people in Wigan with dementia thanks to a donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.
Reflections Wigan, a not-for-profit organisation which supports people with dementia and memory problems and their carers, received £2,000 after being nominated by colleagues at their local Yorkshire Building Society branch.
The telephone box is designed to help spark happy memories for service users at Reflections, which is based on Orrell Hall Barn on Spring Road.
Duncan Molyneaux, Director at Reflections Wigan said:
The telephone box has gone down fantastically well. For most of our service users they would have used a telephone box like this to ring their future wives and husbands – it is a brilliant tool for jogging the memory and bringing back the good old days.
The donation was put forward by colleagues at the Wigan branch of Yorkshire Building Society, on Market Place.
Adam Marshall, Manager of the Wigan branch, said:
Reflections is a wonderful service which really makes a difference to people with dementia and their families. The Charitable Foundation is funded by our members and I know they would be as proud as I am to be able to help such a worthwhile cause.
Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference® scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts just once a year to help smaller charities and good causes around the UK.
In 2015, the Charitable Foundation paid 1,502 donations totalling £392,276 to good causes and charities throughout the UK.
For more information about the Small Change Big Difference® scheme and the Charitable Foundation visit www.ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation