Building society donates to Leicestershire charities

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, has shared the results of its online In the Community scheme for the second quarter of 2022. Each quarter, two local charities receive a share of £500, based on the number of votes they receive on the esbs website.

Menphys and Charity Link are the latest charities to benefit from the scheme, receiving £389.05 and £110.95 respectively.

The next charities partaking in the scheme are Action Deafness and Hope for Cancer.

Action Deafness is a deaf-led charity that offers practical support through a variety of interpreting services. They also provide community and care support and a Hubs Connect service which brings together the deaf community to access information, attend social events and provide access to specialist equipment. Their understanding of deafness enables them to provide specialist, accessible & equal services so that deaf people can lead full, independent lives.

Hope Against Cancer is Leicestershire and Rutland’s local cancer research charity. They fund cutting-edge research and clinical trials, and strive for a future where more people survive cancer by funding innovative research that leads to improved treatments and better outcomes for local people. Since they set up in 2003, they have funded over 70 research projects tackling many different forms of cancer and helped set up the Hope Cancer Clinical Trials Centre based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, in partnership with the University of Leicester, University Hospitals of Leicester and Hope Against Cancer. This offers local people with cancer the opportunity to take part in clinical trials, and is one of only a few outside London where people can take part in research to help develop new cancer drug treatments.

Paul Tilley, Chief Executive of esbs, said: “We’re thrilled to continue supporting a variety of valuable causes that do so much for people in the local area.”

Voting for quarter three of In the Community ends on 30th September. Place your vote at