A massive £26,000 is on its way to three local charities, including Treetops Hospice Care in Derbyshire, following a hugely successful campaign of fundraising events run by the staff of Leek United Building Society.

The campaign saw all 200 of the Society’s management and staff hold more than 20 different events, including a virtual quiz, a charity auction and a 600 miles endurance challenge.

These events generated £13,000 which was then matched by the Society pound for pound, leading to the incredible grand total of £26,000. This will be split equally between Treetops Hospice Care, Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands, and East Cheshire Hospice.

Delighted with our wonderful team of staff

Andrew Healy, Leek United Building Society’s chief executive, said:

“The past few months have been difficult for everyone, not least our local charities whose income has fallen as a result of events being cancelled and shops being closed.

“I’m really delighted with how our wonderful team of staff have rallied to support these three charities. They’ve been not only kind but also exceptionally creative in coming up with fun ways to generate badly-needed funds just when they’re needed most.”

An enormous success

Laura McWha, corporate partnerships fundraiser at Treetops said:

“We are overwhelmed with the support that Leek United Building Society has shown Treetops.

“We are delighted with how much money has been raised thanks to the ongoing fundraisers that the team organised. The donation will go towards our Emergency Appeal so that we can continue caring for local people with life-limiting illnesses during and after the pandemic.

“Thank you so much to all involved in making this such an enormous success – we are extremely grateful.”