Society fundraising soars to new heights with largest ever charity donation
9th September 2020
Leek United Building Society’s members helped to raise more than £60,000 for the County Air Ambulance Trust.
The building society makes a donation to the charity for every pound saved into its Air Ambulance Affinity Account. This year, £61,067 has been generated for the County Air Ambulance Trust – the Society’s largest ever donation to a single charity.
Leek United Chief Executive Andrew Healy said: “The County Air Ambulance Trust helps to save lives and we’re delighted to support their great work. Since we launched our Air Ambulance Affinity Account back in 2008, we’ve had a great response from our members. This donation – our largest yet – takes our total fundraising for the trust over the years to more than £340,000. I would like to thank our members and staff for continuing to make a real and worthwhile difference to the local community through their wonderful support for local charities and causes.”
When Leek United launched its Air Ambulance Affinity Account in 2008, the idea behind it was simple - the more members saved, the greater the donation the Society would make towards the County Air Ambulance Trust.
Lesley Knight of County Air Ambulance Trust said: “Leek United and its members’ support is vital to our charity now more than ever. It’s been a tough few months, but knowing we can rely on this donation means that we can continue our lifesaving work. It will enable us to fund medical equipment and a third Critical Care Car which will be based in Stoke on Trent, in partnership with Midlands Air Ambulance.
“Thank you to the team at Leek United for being so passionate about our work and to your members – we are very grateful that you chose us.” Back to news