Local charities benefit from Leicestershire building society support 

Local charities benefit from Leicestershire building society support 

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, has announced the results of its In the Community scheme for the first quarter of 2021, which continues to operate online. The scheme enables customers to decide how £500 will be split between two local causes by casting votes each quarter. 

The votes have been counted for the first quarter of 2021, revealing that the building society will be donating £215 to Heart Link and £285 to Lamp.  

Two more valuable causes have been chosen for the first quarter of 2021, Adapt and Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust. 

Adapt is a small charity who provide support to families with premature and poorly babies on the neonatal units at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital. They fund family support workers who visit the Neonatal Units in both hospitals and provide ongoing care after families have gone home. The charity relies solely on donations to continue to offering this support to families of premature babies.

Sue Williams, Trustee & Development Coordinator at Adapt says “Looking after a poorly baby takes much more than the excellent medical care provided by the hospital. Our support workers ensure that these families are given the all the assistance they need to look after themselves alongside the baby so we are very thankful for this donation.”

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife conservation charity caring for 35 nature reserves spread across Leicestershire and Rutland. Alongside monitoring the wildlife and campaigning for the protection of threatened habitats and species, they arrange activities and events throughout the year to enable everyone to experience some of the local wildlife. The Trust relies on the support of members and supporters and more than 700 volunteers to continue its work.

Harriet Hickin, Senior Supporter Development & Marketing Officer at Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust said “We’ve seen an increase in appreciation for our local wildlife spots over lockdown, and expect the number of visitors to continue rising with the warm weather making our conservation work even more important. We are very grateful for this donation.”

To find out more about Adapt, visit https://www.prembabies.co.uk/, while more on Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is available at https://www.lrwt.org.uk/

Paul Tilley, Chief Executive of esbs, said: “These charities do vital work in very different ways, and we’re very glad we can contribute to their continued support in our local community.”

Place your vote at https://www.esbs.co.uk/charity-token-collector/.