HOMEBUYERS have helped Leek United Building Society to give a ‘feelgood’ donation to a Derbyshire hospice.
A cheque for £200 has been presented to the Risley-based Treetops Hospice by the Society.
It is one of four Midlands hospices to benefit from a special mortgage initiative launched by Leek United in 2015.
The ‘Feelgood Mortgage’ gives members the chance of not only applying for a suitable mortgage with the Society, but also helping a local charity in Derbyshire, Cheshire, Shropshire or Staffordshire.
After following the Society’s mortgage process applicants can choose one of four charities to receive a £50 donation from Leek United – in addition to getting £200 cash back themselves – on completion of their ‘Feelgood Mortgage’.
Kathryn Box, Corporate Fundraiser at Treetops, said: “What overwhelms us the most about the donation is how incredibly generous it is for the home owners to choose to support Treetops when going through such an expensive time - moving house!
“At Treetops all of our services are free of charge, and we simply wouldn't be able to continue to help people living in our communities without the support of individuals and local businesses. The Feelgood Mortgage is a fantastic scheme and we are so thankful for these people choosing to support their local community.
“Leek United’s donation could now help two of our patients to receive a series of Complementary Therapy sessions here at the hospice.”
Along with Treetops, the other charitable organisations to benefit under the ‘Feelgood’ scheme include: East Cheshire Hospice (Cheshire); Severn Hospice (Shropshire); and the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice (Staffordshire).
After presenting the Society’s ‘Feelgood’ cheque to Kathryn Box, Leek United’s Derby Branch Manager Coco Mercer said: “We are delighted to be able to make this donation to Treetops. The hospice does amazing work in the communities we serve, and the ‘feelgood factor’ of our mortgage initiative helps local homebuyers to recognise that and to give something back.”
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