Local charities benefit from Earl Shilton Building Society scheme

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


Action Deafness and Hope Against Cancer are the latest charities to benefit from the scheme, receiving £365 and £135 respectively.

The final charities selected for the scheme for 2022 are Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG), and Redgate Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) is a leading children’s cancer charity and the UK and Ireland’s only professional association for those involved in the treatment and care of children with cancer. From their office in Leicester, CCLG has developed a specialist hospital network across the country, including Leicester Royal Infirmary, to ensure all children receive the best possible treatment and care from childhood cancer professionals. The ultimate aim of CCLG is to cure as many children as possible while reducing the short and long-term side effects of treatment, but as they receive no permanent funding the charity is reliant on supporters to continue their vital work.

Redgate Farm Animal Sanctuary was founded in 1986 at Shaw Lane, Markfield, Leicestershire by the Redmile family. They rescue, rehabilitate and rehome a variety of animals in need, with many cats, kittens, rabbits and poultry all looking for their new forever homes. The Sanctuary also looks after many sick or elderly animals. With such a variety of animals to provide for, the Sanctuary needs as much help as it can get, from monetary donations to essential items for the animals in its care from food to flea treatments. The charity doesn’t receive any funding from the government or from local authorities, so donations are greatly appreciated.

Paul Tilley, Chief Executive of esbs, said: “It’s wonderful to find out about so many different charities all assisting different communities across Leicestershire, and we’re delighted to have been able to support such a range of charities this year. I look forward to contributing to more local causes in 2023!”

Voting for quarter four of In the Community ends on 31st December. Place your vote at https://www.esbs.co.uk/charity-token-collector/.