Small change makes a difference

Elaine Chapman (The Faye Knowles Chapman Foundation), Toni Louise Cullen (SCARD), Ruth Duffy (Yorkshire Children's Centre) with branch manager Benjamin Merritt.
Elaine Chapman (The Faye Knowles Chapman Foundation), Toni Louise Cullen (SCARD), Ruth Duffy (Yorkshire Children's Centre) with branch manager Benjamin Merritt.

Small change from Yorkshire Building Society members has made a big difference to three charities in Brighouse.

Votes cast in the Bethel Street branch have decided how £1,000 should be shared between the good causes in the society’s Charity Choices campaign.

After a two week voting period The Faye Knowles Chapman Foundation received £500; SCARD received £300 and Yorkshire Children’s Centre received £200.

The campaign was supported by the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, which is funded by the society’s innovative community scheme, Small Change Big Difference.

“We had a brilliant response to the campaign from our members, local shoppers and residents, but of course the real winners here are the charities – all of whom do a fantastic job of providing invaluable support in our local community,” said Benjamin Merritt, manager at the Brighouse branch of Yorkshire Building Society.