Funding for a trio of good causes makes big difference

Three charities have each received a £100 donation as part of Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation’s annual giveaway – Make a Difference Week.

During the summer, Yorkshire Building Society invited customers and members of Alnwick’s community to call into the branch on Bondgate Within to nominate a charity they would like to see receive the money.

As a result, HospiceCare North Northumberland, Alnwick Playhouse and Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust all scooped a financial boost.

Paul Barron, manager of the Society’s Alnwick branch, said: “Make A Difference Week was a fantastic success, with some of our wonderful local charities and good causes receiving a nomination for support.

“Make A Difference Week is a great opportunity for our local community to tell us about charities that are important to them and that they would like to see receive a bit of extra support in these difficult times.

“As a building society, we try to support the charities and local good causes in the areas where our members live and work and I hope that these donations will truly Make a Difference in Alnwick.”

The Society’s Charitable Foundation has run the Make Difference Week giveaway for five years and in that time has given away more than £500,000 to charities across the country.

The donation to the charities in Alnwick comes from Yorkshire Building Society’s innovative Small Change Big Difference scheme, which enables members to donate the pennies from the annual interest on their accounts once a year to the Charitable Foundation.

When all the pennies are added together it ensures the Charitable Foundation can continue to support good causes in communities throughout the UK.