As a mutual building society, one of things that make us different – and which we’re very proud of - is our support for the communities we serve.
And that’s never been more important than during these challenging times. This prompted us to launch our fundraising campaign to raise money for three local charities whose funding has been hit by the Coronavirus outbreak: Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands, Treetops Hospice Care and East Cheshire Hospice.
Like many charities across the UK, their fundraising activities have been affected by the recently introduced lockdown and social distancing measures put in place to help keep everyone safe.
We asked for donations from our staff and members of the public and pledged to match every pound donated up to a maximum donation from Leek United of £30,000. We’ve managed to raise £13,000.
This fantastic sum will be doubled by the Society, meaning the total donation will amount to just £26,000.
We've raised £26,000!
We hosted several events throughout the period; here are some of our highlights!
A virtual quiz online attended by 90 households – including two from the United States
A online charity auction
Guess the amount of sweets in a sweetie jar
A 600-mile endurance challenge involving 31 staff
‘Brave the shave’ by our very own Market Drayton Branch Manager, Dan Nutt
A raffle where 20 handmade clothing/bow shops donated prizes
A street bingo night
A sponsored silence by a member of our Macclesfield team
Plus lots of generous support from families, friends, members and the public.
Thanks to everyone who took part for your amazing fundraising efforts!
We’re delighted to raise vital donations to help these three charities continue their amazing work supporting some of the most vulnerable members of the community.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and following Government safety guidance, we've done things a little differently and presented our donation cheques to the three charities virtually.
Take a look at our virtual presentations below, they include a special message from our Chief Executive.
We're delighted to present our first cheque to Louise at Home-Start.Watch now