Charities in March could share in £100,000 giveaway

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Members of the public in March are being urged to help Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation find local charities and good causes in their community to receive a share of £100,000.

On Monday 16 September the March branch of Norwich and Peterborough building society will launch Make a Difference Week – a week-long campaign where customers of the branch and members of the public can nominate a charity they would like to see receive support.

All charities nominated at the Society’s branch in March will then be considered to receive a £100 share of the £100,000 the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is looking to donate.

Claire Gledhill, manager of the Society’s March branch said: “Make A Difference Week is a chance for the people of our town to tell us exactly which charities mean the most to them and they would like to see us support. This is our opportunity to help some of the smaller good causes that can often be overlooked for donations.

“We’ve made it as simple as possible for people to tell us about their favourite charity – all they have to do is call into the branch and fill in a form and within a few weeks their charity could get a cheque for £100.

“We’re always looking for opportunities to help some of the charitable organisations in our local area and Make A Difference Week is a brilliant chance for our customers and members of the public to help us do just that.”

The £100,000 to be given away by Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is largely made up of donations the Society receives through its innovative ‘Small Change Big Difference’ scheme. Members of the Society can choose to donate pennies from the interest they receive on their accounts to the Charitable Foundation. All donations received through the scheme are then donated out to UK-based charities.