Five organisations in the Louth area have benefitted from charitable donations from the Yorkshire Building Society.
The Louth and District Hospice, Louth Museum, the Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home, the 6th Louth Rainbows and the Louth Living Well Project all received £100 donations as a result of public nominations.
The Yorkshire Building Society’s agency at MJR Financial Services, in Mercer Row, joined celebrations to mark 150 years of the Society helping people save for their futures and buy their first homes, by calling on members of the public to nominate charities to receive the donations.
The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation marked the occasion by giving away £150,000 as part of its annual ‘Make a Difference’ Week.
Michael Rice, proprietor of MJR Financial Services, said: “Our annual Make a Difference campaign is always very popular, but this year we’ve been able to support more charities than ever before thanks to the Charitable Foundation’s generous donation to mark the Society’s 150th anniversary.
“I’m delighted that five worthwhile causes in our area are part of the hundreds of local charities the Society is supporting throughout the UK and I’m sure the money will be used to make a positive difference in our community.”
Make a Difference Week is the result of the Yorkshire Building Society’s ‘Small Change, Big Difference’ scheme, which enables members to donate the pennies from their annual interest on their savings and mortgages accounts each year to the fund.