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A BUILDING society with bases in Hucknall and Bulwell has come up with the perfect recipe to raise £12,500 to help homeless and vulnerable adults turn their lives around.

Nottingham Building Society (NBS) has been collecting cash through various events in aid of Framework over the last year.

NBS has branches on High Street in Hucknall and Market Place in Bulwell.

As part of the initiative, NBS bosses presented the funds and took part in a kitchen-skills session at Framework’s supported accommodation unit in Nottingham to find out how the charity helps its users.

The money raised will help Framework teach skills to adults who have nowhere to live or face drug or alcohol problems. It is part of the Skills for Independence scheme.

Staff at The Nottingham have held cake sales and raffles, completed sponsored runs and even abseiled down the side of buildings during the charity effort.

Framework chief executive Andrew Redfern said: “The skills we teach as part of the programme may seem simple, but for a former homeless person they can mean the difference between long-term stable housing and becoming homeless again.”

David Marlow, chief executive of NBS, said: “Just like our original founders back in 1849, our desire is to truly make a difference to people and communities local to us.”

n OUR PHOTO shows Mr Marlow and Mr Redfern getting to grips with kitchen skills.