Rotherham charities benefit from building society donations

By Sam Cooper | 13/11/2017

Rotherham charities benefit from building society donations
YBS colleagues Katie Wood and Adam Waterfall

BUILDING society members have helped raise more than £4 million to charities across the country.

Rotherham Hospice, Rotherham Dog Rescue and the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association are just some of the charities that will benefit from donations to Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation’s  Small Change Big Difference campaign.

Mark Ferris, proprietor of the society’s Rotherham branch, said: “The Charitable Foundation would not exist without the support of our members who, on average, donate less than 50p a year.

“But all that small change really does add up to enable the Charitable Foundation to make a big difference — as the charities that have benefited here in Rotherham will know.

“We’re really proud of the impact the Charitable Foundation has had on our community and we want that to continue.

“If you know a charity that could benefit from a donation please come in and have a chat with a member of our team.”

The foundation supports charities which aim to improve peoples’ health, save lives and alleviate poverty with donations from £250 to £2,000. 

In 2016, the Charitable Foundation paid 1,813 donations totalling £554,229 to good causes and charities throughout the UK.

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