Small change makes a difference

Three charities have received a slice of funding from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation after being nominated by local people.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 14 December, 2016, 11:45
Hope Brown (YBS), Joyce Fairbairn (Hospice Care North Northumberland), Julien Lake (Berwick Community Trust) and Penelope Derries (Grove School).

Berwick Community Trust, Grove School and Hospice Care North Northumberland have been given £100 each via the Society’s Small Change Big Difference Month.

David Gordon, joint-proprietor of the Yorkshire’s Berwick agency at Tyne & Tweed Mortgage and Investment Services, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank-you to everyone who came in and nominated a charity for a donation during our Small Change Big Difference Month campaign.

“At Yorkshire Building Society we are committed to being at the heart of our community and I hope these donations will enable the charities to carry on their wonderful work here in Berwick.”

Pictured: Hope Brown (YBS), Joyce Fairbairn (Hospice Care), Julien Lake (Berwick Community Trust) and Penelope Derries (Grove School).

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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.

A total of 1,000 charities and good causes received £100,000 after being nominated by people at Yorkshire Building Society branches and agencies around the UK.

Small Change Big Difference Month took place between September 19 and October 15.

In 2015, the Charitable Foundation paid 1,502 donations totalling £392,276 to good causes and charities throughout the UK.