Cash for cancer charity raised by Alnwick bank

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Colleagues at the Alnwick branch of Yorkshire Building Society have been raising money for their Hour of Need campaign.

Colleagues took it in turns to try to keep the wheels spinning on a static bike for the full working day – and cover the distance to their nearest Marie Curie Hospice 36 miles away.

Daniel Tyler, manager of the Alnwick branch of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We were all proud to be supporting Marie Curie with the Hour of Need campaign. We know Marie Curie is a charity close to the hearts of many people in our community.

“I’d like to thank everyone who came in to support our efforts and sponsor us.

“Here in the Alnwick branch, we are also embracing Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal by selling the charity’s popular daffodil pins throughout March as well as hosting an Easter-egg raffle.”

Chocolate treats have been donated by supermarkets in Alnwick including Sainsbury’s, Iceland and the Cooperative.

Tickets for the raffle, which will run throughout March, cost £1 and all the proceeds will go to the Hour of Need campaign.

Every £20 raised in the campaign will fund one hour of care. The Society is aiming to raise £500,000 by December 2016.