Selby branch helps reach £200,000 charity total
THE Yorkshire Building Society Group is extending its Charity of the Year partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution into 2012 after raising £200,000 over the last 12 months - £262 of which was raised in Selby.
The money raised through the hard work and dedication of society colleagues and members including the efforts of the team at the Society’s Selby branch is the highest total achieved in the Society’s history through a national fundraising campaign.
The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation also supported the 2012 Charity of the Year fundraising campaign and made a significant contribution to boost the total raised by staff and members.
From January 25th the Charity of the Year campaign for 2013 will be re-launching in Selby at the branch on Gowthorpe.
The team at the branch will be holding fundraising activities throughout the year and selling RNLI items within the branches to raise money for the charity that saves lives at sea.
“Our relationship with the RNLI has been a great success and we’re thrilled to be continuing it for another year to increase our total raised even further,” said Shona Gladwell the manager of the Society’s Selby branch.
“The service the RNLI provides at sea and inland is truly invaluable so I am proud that we are able to show our support once again for this charity. I hope all our customers and members of the public who supported our fundraising campaign last year will help us push on to make a really fantastic donation to the RNLI at the end of 2013.”
All money raised by the staff and members of Yorkshire Building Society in Selby will help the RNLI train more of its vital volunteer lifeboat crew and lifeguards. The volunteer crews, who are on call 24 hours a day, are the backbone of the lifeboat service, physically saving lives at sea.
There are more than 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members at the RNLI’s 236 stations around the UK and Ireland and another 3,000 volunteer shore crew members who support them.
Catherine Kaye, Corporate Partnerships Manager for the RNLI said: “Charity of the Year partnerships are very important to the RNLI as we rely on voluntary contributions to continue our lifesaving work. We were delighted that Yorkshire Building Society has once again picked the RNLI as their charity for 2013. They smashed their £100,000 fundraising target four months early, doubling this amount by the end of the year.
“The extension of this partnership for a second year will provide a tremendous boost to funding our crew training programme, vital training that helps turn RNLI volunteers into lifesavers.”
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