Charities win boost through building society campaign

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Three charities in Aylesbury are among 1,000 around the UK to benefit from Yorkshire Building Society members’ small change.

The Society’s Charitable Foundation has donated a total of £100,000 to charities and good causes nominated by people during its Small Change Big Difference campaign.

Space, Aylesbury Homeless Action Group and Aylesbury Vale Youth for Christ were among those to be given a £100 donation after being nominated at Yorkshire Building Society’s local agency, the Mortgage Advice Bureau, in Aylesbury.

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.

Stefan Cork, Business Principal of the Mortgage Advice Bureau, said: said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came in to nominate a charity for a donation during our Small Change Big Difference campaign.

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

More than three quarters of a million Yorkshire Building Society accounts contribute to the Small Change Big Difference® scheme.

As of 2014, the amount donated by the Charitable Foundation in Aylesbury was more than £6,000.

For more information on how to sign up and make a difference to your local community, visit www.ybs.co.uk