Charities given share of £7m funding boost

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has now donated more then �7 million to charities and good causes around the UK since it was set up in 1999. Pictured are Katy Batley, Julie Rushworth, Jonny Clamp and Libby Cameron.
Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has now donated more then �7 million to charities and good causes around the UK since it was set up in 1999. Pictured are Katy Batley, Julie Rushworth, Jonny Clamp and Libby Cameron.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has thanked people in Hucknall for helping it to reach its £7 million donation milestone.

More than 20 charities and good causes have received £3,100 through the Society’s Hucknall agency since the Charitable Foundation’s first donation in 1999.

Hucknall Hope Lea Project, Papplewick Riding For The Disabled, which aims to give people with disabilities opportunities to ride, interact, and care for horses. and Hucknall Pre-school Playgroup are among those to have benefited from donations.

Craig Robert Spray, proprietor of the Yorkshire Building Society’s agency in Hucknall, said: “We’re delighted to be able to celebrate the Charitable Foundation reaching its £7 million donation milestone.

“We would not be able to do this without the support of our members who fund the Charitable Foundation and we thank them for recommending such worthwhile causes.

“As a mutual organisation, we’re committed to making a positive and lasting impact on the communities we serve.

“It’s remarkable what a big difference the Charitable Foundation has made, not only here in Hucknall but in communities all around the UK.”