Leek United is committed to investing in the communities that we serve by supporting a broad range of charities and worthy causes in our heartland.
We are proud that our work in the community has a positive impact. Take a look at some of the fantastic things we've been doing to support our local communities.
Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands was established in June 1998 and supports families from all walks of life living in the Staffordshire Moorlands district, with at least one child under the age of five who are experiencing stress for a variety of reasons, including: financial hardship, bereavement, emotional/mental health issues, disability, relationship problems and feelings of isolation. Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands is a charity that offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in the Staffordshire Moorlands' District and help give children the best possible start in life. Their support for parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community really makes a big impact to many families.
That’s why Leek United has chosen to support Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands which is based right in the centre of our heartland. Leek United has a Dress-Down Friday for staff based at the Customer Service Centre where every staff member makes a small donation whenever they take part. We also have an in-house tuck shop; a popular daily destination for many of the staff working at the Customer Service Centre and all the profits raised goes towards this brilliant cause.
Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands was one of the charities to benefit from our 'big charity fundraiser' campaign earlier this year, where we raised over £26,000 for three local charities whose funding had been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Take a look at some of our highlights here.
East Cheshire Hospice have been providing care, comfort and compassionate support to people suffering from life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones since 1988. For more than 30 years they have relied on the generosity of the community to help them care for local people who are facing the toughest challenges of their lives. At a time when family is so important, East Cheshire Hospice not only prioritise each patient's needs and wishes, but also support carers and relatives with counselling, complementary therapies, social and family services.
In July 2018, we launched our East Cheshire Hospice Savings Account. Every pound that customers save in their affinity account will help to support the vital work of this Macclesfield-based hospice. So many of Leek United's staff and customers know of those whose lives have been touched in some way by the hospice and we're proud to see so many of our fundraising activities generously supported. The hospice also currently benefits from Leek United’s FeelGood Mortgage initiative, which enables applicants to choose one of four hospices to receive a cash donation from the Society on completion of their new mortgage. As well as taking part in East Cheshire Hospice's fundraising events, such as their annual Christmas tree collection service and raffles, we have also participated in bucket collections and their open days.
East Cheshire Hospice was one of the charities to benefit from our 'big charity fundraiser' campaign earlier this year, where we raised over £26,000 for three local charities whose funding had been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Take a look at some of our highlights here.
Treetops Hospice started in 1983 and continues to provide much needed nursing and end of life care for adults in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. They aim to make every day count through giving the highest quality support for patients and families living with life limiting illness or affected by death and dying.
Treetops Hospice is one of four Midlands charities which benefit through the Society's FeelGood Mortgage initiative that launched in 2015, which enables applicants to choose Treetops Hospice as their charity to receive a cash donation from the Society on completion of their new mortgage. The Risley-based hospice is well known in the local community and has touched so many lives of our staff and customers. For many years, Leek United has participated in several of the hospice's fundraising events such as the annual Starlight Strut, held raffle events and a virtual quiz to raise the funds they need. Our Branch Managers even volunteered to get their hands mucky to help spruce up their garden!
Treetops Hospice was one of the charities to benefit from our 'big charity fundraiser' campaign earlier this year, where we raised over £26,000 for three local charities whose funding had been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Take a look at some of our highlights here.
The County Air Ambulance Trust was originally founded in 1993 to help ensure the financial future of the first red Air Ambulance helicopter based at Cosford. Since then, it has provided more than £8million to Midlands Air Ambulances to help towards operational costs and infrastructure projects, but it does heavily rely on the generosity of the general public, organisations and businesses to help it raise the money that goes towards saving lives.
Leek United is committed to investing in the communities that we serve by supporting a broad range of charities and worthy causes in our heartland, one of which is the County Air Ambulance Trust. We launched an affinity savings account in 2008 that enables savers to help this life saving emergency service whilst they contribute to their own life savings. This continued long-standing support of the County Air Ambulance Trust has raised more than £281,000 by its account holders between 2008 and 2019.
We've raised over £26,000 for three local charities whose funding had been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The campaign involved all of our 200 employees who held more than 20 different events, including a virtual quiz, a charity auction and a 600 miles endurance challenge. These events generated £13,000 which was then matched by Leek United pound for pound, leading to the incredible grand total of £26,000.
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Total raised in 2019:
During 2019 we were proud to support a range of charities and worthy causes. We have helped to donate more than £58,000 for wonderful causes, all made possible by the efforts of our staff and of course the tremendous generosity of our members as well as the general public. Let's try and raise even more in 2020!
Take a look at our most recent community support below:
Young cricketers in Leek can look forward to another season of great coaching after their club extended its partnership with Leek United.
Leek United Building Society’s members helped to raise more than £60,000 for the County Air Ambulance Trust.
A massive £26,000 is on its way to three local charities, including Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands, following a hugely successful campaign of fundraising events run by the staff of Leek United.
CHILDREN at a Staffordshire special school are set to benefit from new sights, sounds and other sensory experiences, thanks to employees at Leek United…