Leek United Building Society has launched a campaign to raise £60,000 for three local charities, whose funding has been hit by the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Society is asking for donations from its staff and members of the public and will match every pound donated, up to a maximum donation from the Society of £30,000.

All funds raised will be split equally between Treetops Hospice Care, Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands and East Cheshire Hospice, Cheshire.

Like many charities across the UK, their fundraising activities have been affected by the recently introduced lockdown and social distancing measures put in place to help keep everyone safe.

We want to help so that these charities can continue to provide vital services

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

“As a mutual organisation, one of our core values is to give back to the communities we serve, especially during difficult times.

“These charities do an amazing job but they face a challenge at the present time because many of the fundraising events they rely on for income have been cancelled. We want to help and we hope members of the public will support our fundraising campaign so that these charities can continue to provide vital services.”

Thank you from all of us at Treetops

Laura McWha, Treetops’ corporate partnerships fundraiser, said:

“We are so grateful to Leek United Building Society for this amazing offer of support during a very challenging time. Any money raised will allow us to continue to offer a vital Hospice at Home nursing for those patients at the very end of their life, who wish to die at home.

“We wish them the best of luck with their fundraising efforts and want to say thank you from all of us at Treetops.”

Leek United has set up a special account for those wishing to donate to the campaign:

  • Account Name: Charity Support, Leek United Building Society
  • Sort code: 40-05-30
  • Account number: 74578031
  • Roll or Reference number: 72644536105.

Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and can be made online using internet banking or by posting a cheque to Charity Support, Leek United Building Society, 50 St. Edward Street, ST13 5DL or to your local Leek United branch.

Cheques should be made payable to Leek United Building Society – Charity Support.  Further details can be found online here.