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Innovative fundraising at Earl Shilton Building Society

Earl Shilton Building Society is supporting two good causes by making a 25p donation for each vote cast at its recent AGM.

 The society selects two charities each year to benefit from these donations and this year supported the Huntington’s Disease Association (HDA) and the Leicester Hospitals Charity’s New Born Baby Appeal. As well as the money raised through the innovative scheme at its AGM on 13 July, the Society made an additional contribution and a grand total of £450.00 has been donated.

 The HDA provides a specialist service to help people and families seriously affected by Huntington’s Disease, a debilitating hereditary illness. The New Born Baby Appeal, ran by the Leicester Hospital Charity, provides crucial medical care for the sickest and most vulnerable new-born infants in Leicestershire and Rutland hospitals.

Paul Tilley, Chief Executive of Earl Shilton Building Society, said: “We are delighted to be supporting these charities, both of which play a vitally important role for the families they help.”

 The building society encourages its members to vote on matters such as the election of directors through the 25p pledges. It gives them the option of choosing which of the two charities they wish to donate to.

 Earl Shilton Building Society also provides support to good causes through its ‘In the community’ fund. Any local group in the Earl Shilton and Barwell areas interested in taking advantage of the fund can apply via the Society’s website. Requests will be reviewed regularly with a decision made on individual merits and funding availability.

All types of community groups, charitable organisations, teams, clubs and schools can take part. To ensure the scheme remains truly local, applications will only be accepted from the  LE, CV9 to 13 and DE11 to 15postcode areas. 

Full details can be found at www.esbs.co.uk/useful-info/in-the-community