Wakefield charities benefit from Yorkshire Building Society’s funding scheme

AWARDS: Representatives from Snapethorpe Hall, Wakefield Hospice, St Catherine's Church and the YBS.
AWARDS: Representatives from Snapethorpe Hall, Wakefield Hospice, St Catherine's Church and the YBS.
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Charities in Ossett and Wakefield were among 1,000 around the UK to benefit from Yorkshire Building Society funding scheme.

The society’s charitable foundation has donated a total of £100,000 to charities and good causes nominated by people during its Small Change Big Difference campaign.

The scheme benefited eight Wakefield charities. Snapethorpe Hall Care Home, Wakefield Hospice and St Catherine’s Church Centre were among those to be given a £100 donation after being nominated at the Ossett branch of Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) on Bank Street.

Outwood Stroke Club, the Motor Neuron Disease Association and the Alzheimer’s Society were nominated for £100 each at the Wakefield branch on Kirkgate.

Dementia UK and Guide Dogs For The Blind Association were also nominated for £100 donations at the Barnsley Building Society in Wakefield, which is part of the Yorkshire.

The Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference scheme where members donate the pennies from the annual interest on their accounts to help charities and good causes.

Chris Couch, manager of the Ossett YBS branch, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came into the branch to nominate a charity for a donation during the campaign. At Yorkshire Building Society we are committed to our community and I hope these donations will enable the charities to carry on their wonderful work here in Ossett and Wakefield.”

More than 750,000 Yorkshire Building Society accounts contribute to the scheme. As of 2014, the amount donated by the charitable foundation in Wakefield and Ossett was more than £45,000. For more information about the fundraising scheme visit www.ybs.co.uk.