Rushden charities given money by building society

Crazy Hats has been given a donation by the Yorkshire Building Society
Crazy Hats has been given a donation by the Yorkshire Building Society

Four charities, including Serve, have received donations from a building society after its customers nominated them.

Yorkshire Building Society’s agency Prime Choice Limited, in High Street, Rushden, joined celebrations to mark 150 years of the society helping people save for their futures and buy their first homes, by calling on members of the public to nominate charities to receive donations of £100.

The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation marked the occasion by giving away £150,000 as part of its annual Make a Difference Week, and four charities in the Rushden and Wellingborough area have received a share of the anniversary donation.

The charities benefitting are: The Victoria Centre, Home-Start Wellingborough and District, Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal and Serve.

Amaniel Mengistu Ghile, director of Prime Choice Limited, said: “Our annual Make a Difference campaign is always very popular, but this year we’ve been able to support more charities than ever before thanks to the charitable foundation’s generous donation to mark the society’s 150th anniversary.

“I’m delighted that four worthwhile causes in our area are part of the hundreds of local charities the society is supporting throughout the UK and I’m sure the money will be used to make a positive difference in our community.”

Make a Difference Week is only possible thanks to Yorkshire Building Society’s innovative Small Change, Big Difference scheme, which enables members to donate the pennies from their annual interest on their savings and mortgages accounts each year to the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.