£1k charity pot split

Three local Castleford charities who have each received a share of �1,000 from the Yorkshire Building Society.L-R Angela Giemza,Tracy Patterson (Dial Wakefield),Sue Morton (Sense),Jackie Walker (Cas. & Dist. Cancer Self Help Group), Alistair Townsley and Graham Brunt  (Cas. & Dist. Cancer Self Help Group)
Three local Castleford charities who have each received a share of �1,000 from the Yorkshire Building Society.L-R Angela Giemza,Tracy Patterson (Dial Wakefield),Sue Morton (Sense),Jackie Walker (Cas. & Dist. Cancer Self Help Group), Alistair Townsley and Graham Brunt (Cas. & Dist. Cancer Self Help Group)

THREE local charities are celebrating after receiving a slice of a £1,000 grant from Yorkshire Building Society’s charity pot.

Castleford and District Cancer Self Help Group, Sense Castleford and disability advice charity Dial Wakefield scooped a portion of the grant after customers at the building society’s Carlton Street branch voted for their favourite good causes.

Alastair Townsley, branch manager, said: “We’re delighted to be handing over our £1,000 donation to our three local charities, and that so many people in Castleford called in to make their vote.”

“I’d like to thank everyone who voted and I hope these donations will make a real difference in Castleford.”

The groups were awarded an amount based on the number of votes each received, with Castleford and District Cancer Self Help Group getting £500, Sense Castleford receiving £300 and £200 going to Dial Wakefield.

The grant was part of the building society’s Small Change, Big Difference scheme, in which members donate the pennies from the interest they receive on their accounts to the scheme.