Vote for charity to receive bank funds

The people of Eastbourne are being called on to cast their ballot in Yorkshire Building Society's Charity Choices campaign.

Sunday, 1st May 2016, 11:01 am
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The society’s branch, on Terminus Road, has £1,000 to split between three local good causes chosen by colleagues and members but who gets the most will be decided by the number of votes received.

The charities in line for a donation are: Care For The Carers, St Michael’s Hospice and St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

The Charity Choices campaign will launch on May 9, and run for two weeks.

The number of votes received for each charity by May 20, will determine the amount of money each receives; the one with the most will receive £500, second place will get £300 and £200 will go to the charity in third place.

The campaign is supported by Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation, which is funded by the Small Change, Big Difference scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest they receive on their accounts, just once a year, to help charities and good causes in their communities.

Marc Redhead, manager of the Yorkshire’s Eastbourne branch, said, “We know how important our chosen three charities are to our local community so we’re delighted to be making a donation to help them continue their important work – just how much they receive though will be up to our customers and members of the public.

“In this campaign you will decide which charity gets the most, so we hope as many people as possible will take a minute to pop in and make their vote count.”

A total of 160 branches and agencies around the UK will take part in the 2016 Charity Choices campaign in May, totalling £160,000.

In 2015, the Charitable Foundation paid 1,502 donations totalling £392,276 to good causes and charities throughout the UK.

• For more information about the Small Change Big Difference scheme and the Charitable Foundation visit the website at

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