Marie Curie Cancer Care bowled over by Leeds Building Society's special donation (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Marie Curie Cancer Care bowled over by Leeds Building Society's special donation
Leeds Building Society has donated £10,000 to Marie Curie Cancer Care, which has a hospice in Bradford, with funds generated by customers using a special affinity savings account.
The cash, equivalent to 0.10 per cent of the total balances in an affinity savings account offered by LBS in conjunction with Marie Curie, was handed over to Andrew Gale, Yorkshire cricket captain.
Gary Brook, Leeds Building Society’s head of corporate communications, who played Bradford League cricket for the title-winning Pudsey Congs side, joined Andrew on the pitch at Headingley Carnegie Stadium to receive a special cricket bat to mark the donation.
Gary said: “This £10,000 donation to Marie Curie is equivalent to 0.10 per cent of the total balances held in an affinity account, which offered our customers an excellent return on their savings. This innovative product was a great success across our national branch network, where we strive to provide a local community feel. We are delighted to have made this £10,000 donation.”
Brian Curran, Marie Curie Cancer Care corporate development manager said, “We are delighted to receive the continued support of Leeds Building Society. This money will enable us to continue to care for people living with cancer, and other life-limiting conditions, in our hospices and through our nursing services.”