Children’s charity benefits from building society’s generosity

Lots of Yorkshire charities have now received surprise donations thanks to the generosity of the region’s only independent mutual building society.

Beverley Building Society, which runs a popular branch in Beverley town centre, has recently handed over a donation of £250 to Wetherby-based Martin House, as part of its regular ‘charity of the month’ campaign.

Emily Sharman, Regional Fundraiser (N&E Yorks) for Martin House, said: “At Martin House this sort of donation is hugely appreciated and will make a real impact for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

“We care for around 400 families and 170 bereaved families currently across North, East and West Yorkshire, and on behalf of them all I would like to say thank you to Beverley Building Society.”

Martin House hospice provides family-led care for children with life-shortening conditions. It is a place where children, young people and their families can stay from time to time along their journey and find support, rest and practical help. The team support families from across West, North and East Yorkshire.

The charity also has a community team who support families in hospital and in their own homes, and are often involved in advanced care planning. They ensure that families are able to spend quality time together and make informed, supported decisions about their child’s care.

Karl Elliott, Chief Executive of Beverley Building Society, said: “It’s an honour for us as a company to be able to support organisations such as Martin House. I hope the money will assist the charity in its incredibly valuable work.

“The Society is owned by its members and all of our profits are ploughed back into the business to keep us strong, to continually enhance the products and services we offer and also to enable us to contribute to the life of East Yorkshire and beyond.”

All members of Beverley Building Society are encouraged to nominate a charity of the month and can do so by emailing, calling the branch on 01482 881510, or by popping in and speaking to a member of staff.

People can keep an eye out on the Society’s Facebook page for details of which charities are nominated each month.

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