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Local charities benefit as Foundation reaches £7m milestone
Tuesday 25th April 2017 @ 13:52 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Business News

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has thanked people in Ashton for helping it to reach its £7m donation milestone.

More than 80 charities and good causes have received £20,322 through the Society’s Ashton branch since the Charitable Foundation’s first donation in 1999.

Most recently, Tameside Animal Shelter received £1,500 to enable it to buy 10 new coops for rescued battery hens.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.

David Smith, manager of the Ashton branch of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We’re delighted to be able to celebrate the Charitable Foundation reaching its £7million donation milestone.

“We would not be able to do this without the support of our members who fund the Charitable Foundation and we thank them for nominating such worthwhile causes.

“As a mutual organisation, we’re committed to making a positive and lasting impact on the communities we serve.

“It’s remarkable what a big difference the Charitable Foundation has made, not only here in Ashton, but in communities all around the UK.”

The Charitable Foundation supports UK registered charities which improve people’s health,
save lives and tackle poverty in line with the Society’s commitment to creating a lasting and positive impact on the communities where its members and colleagues live and work.

To nominate a charity for a donation please visit your local branch or visit

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EGG-STATIC: Yorkshire Building Society’s Amanda Beresford with Teresa Pszenyczniak, Amanda Foss, Zoe Morrisey and Gareth Lloyd.