Pennies from members help charities cash in on fund
SMALL change is making a big difference to three Oban charities.
Over two weeks, Yorkshire Building Society members were asked to vote on which charity they wanted to receive a share of £1,000
Oban Dementia Resource Centre came first to secure £500.
Crossroads North Argyll Care Attendant Scheme came second and won £300. And the Argyll Beats Cardiovascular Disease (ABCD) Trust came third to collect £200.
The £1,000 fund was raised through Yorkshire Building Society members donating pennies from the interest they receive on their accounts to help charities and good causes in their communities.
Sally Jackson, manager of the Yorkshire’s Oban branch, said: ‘ 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 which do a fantastic job providing invaluable support in our local community.
‘Because each and every vote helped secure pounds for the charities, it felt right that the decision of splitting the money was put in the hands of our members and local people.
‘I can’t thank everyone enough for coming in to our branch to make their vote count.
‘The money will make a real difference locally.’
Lynsey MacAllister of Yorkshire Building Society, Margo Marr and Catherine Cakebread of Crossroads, Sue Pagan of Oban Dementia Resource Centre, Andy Henderson and Bill Kersel of ABCD Trust and Sally Jackson of Yorkshire Building Society.