The charity’s mascot ‘Daffy’ visited the Head Office branch to celebrate the Society promoting daffodil pin-badges at all its branches throughout March.
- Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance.
- Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.
Siobhan Drane, Marie Curie’s Partnership Manager in the North of England said:
This year is the 30th anniversary of Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal and we’re really excited that Leeds Building Society’s branches are getting behind the daffodil throughout March.
Daffy was joined by Marie Curie Patron and Vice President, Christine Hamilton-Stewart MBE, who accepted a £26,000 donation generated from charity campaigns supported by the mutual’s members throughout 2015.
Christine Hamilton-Stewart MBE said:
We’re overwhelmed with this extremely generous donation and would like to thank to say a huge thank you to Leeds Building Society and its customers for their support.
The £26,000 donation comes from the Society’s Your Interest in Theirs scheme and Caring Saver account. Making up the £26,000, £20,000 was donated by members through the Your Interest in Theirs scheme where savers agree to forego up to 99p of their interest each year. These funds are then split equally between the Society’s four charity partners.
The £6,000 balance of the donation came from the mutual, which donates 1% of the average balances in all Caring Saver accounts equally between these same four charity partners.
Michelle Capell, Leeds Building Society’s Head Office Branch Manager said:
We’re delighted our members have kindly supported the Society’s community fundraising efforts, resulting in an overall donation to Marie Curie in 2015 of £26,000.
We are now looking forward to welcoming people to our branches to make a donation for a daffodil, and hope to see many people proudly wearing theirs.