Building Society raises £1,500 for Anthony Nolan

Earl Shilton Building Society has raised a grand total of £1,500 for leading blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, thanks to the generosity of staff and customers.

The Society held a range of events in benefit of Anthony Nolan over 2016. These included an Easter hamper raffle, a #BackingTheBlues day during Leicester City’s title challenge, a cake sale and fancy dress day on Halloween, and face painting at the Society’s Christmas open evening.

Staff also arranged a baby photo competition, where entrants had to identify staff members from their baby pictures!

In addition, Mortgage Services Administrator Barbara Deveney led a team of 11 colleagues and their friends and families who completed a sponsored walk in Market Bosworth raising a further £388 towards the £1,500 total.

Heather Addicott, Corporate Partnerships Coordinator at Anthony Nolan, said: “The team from Earl Shilton Building Society have raised a fantastic amount of money through their committed fundraising over the past year.

“The money they raise will help us carry out our lifesaving research and recruit more donors, so we can carry on saving and improving the lives of people with blood cancer.”

Paul Tilley, Chief Executive at Earl Shilton Building Society, said: “Anthony Nolan is a wonderful cause which does admirable work matching those in need of a stem cell or bone marrow transplant with those who are seeking to help.

“This is a charity making an active difference to the lives of people in Leicestershire and across the country and we are proud of the efforts made by staff to support the cause.”

Earl Shilton Building Society is continuing to offer charitable support to worthy causes in 2017, through its ‘In the community’ scheme.

All types of community groups, charitable organisations, teams, clubs and schools can take part. However, to ensure the scheme remains truly local, applications will only be accepted from the following postcode areas; LE, CV9 to 13 and DE11 to 15.

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