Pen­nies from mem­bers help char­i­ties cash in on fund

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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