Members of Leeds Building Society have raised £10,773 for charity by casting votes as part of its annual general meeting (AGM).
The Society donated 15p for every paper vote and 25p for every online vote returned, with members able to choose to give to either the Society’s charity partner Dementia UK– the specialist dementia nurse charity – or Leeds Building Society Foundation*.
A total of £7,456 was raised for Dementia UK, which will help more families access the life-changing support of the charity’s dementia specialist Admiral Nurses. They work in hospitals, GP practices and local community and national services, including the charity’s national Helpline and virtual clinics, to provide clinical, emotional and practical support which enables people to live more positively with dementia
The remaining £3,317 will go to Leeds Building Society Foundation, which donates up to £1,000 to registered charities around the UK to support community-based projects.
Richard Fearon, Leeds Building Society’s chief executive officer, said: “As a mutual it’s important we listen to our members so we can focus on what matters to them and our AGM provides a great platform to hear their views.
“It’s fantastic that we have raised over £10,000 for our charity partner Dementia UK and the Leeds Building Society Foundation.
“We know how much our members want to support the local communities where they live and work and we hope this money will help to make a difference to these charities and the valuable work they do.”