Donations help good causes in Weighton area

Mires Beck Nursery was one of the organisations to benefit from the building societys donations.
Mires Beck Nursery was one of the organisations to benefit from the building societys donations.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has said thanks a million to its members in Market Weighton.

The members have contributed money to the more than £4million donated to help charities and good causes across the UK.

Mires Beck Nursery, Pocklington Canal Amenity Society and Market Weighton Over 55s Club are just some of the charities that have benefited in Market Weighton from the society’s donations.

It is funded through the Small Change Big Difference® scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest on their mortgage or savings accounts just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.

Chris Cubley, proprietor of the Yorkshire’s Market Weighton agency, said: “The Charitable Foundation would not exist without the support of our members who, on average, donate less than 50p a year.

“But all that small change really does add up to enable the Charitable Foundation to make a big difference – as the charities that have benefited here in Market Weighton will know.

“We’re really proud of the impact the Charitable Foundation has had on our community and we want that to continue. If you know a charity that could benefit from a donation please come in and have a chat with a member of our team.”

The Charitable Foundation supports UK registered charities which aim to improve peoples’ health, save lives and alleviate poverty with donations from £250 to £2,000.