Local charities to benefit from donations made at Leicestershire building society’s AGM

Two charities local to Leicestershire-based esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, are benefitting from donations made from votes cast at its recent AGM.

For each valid AGM vote, 50p was eligible to be donated and the member chose which of the two charities were to receive that donation by making a selection on their AGM voting form.

This year’s AGM recently took place at the Age UK building in Earl Shilton and the two charities nominated were Action Homeless and Leicester Samaritans. Voting by members generated £172.00 for Action Homeless, and £189.00 for Samaritans, after esbs added a further £100 to the total to be paid. This is in addition to the £1,600 esbs has donated to Samaritans over the 2022/23 financial year following various fundraising events and for payments made for completed customer questionnaires.

Action Homeless is a Leicester-based charity dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by homelessness and has been supporting individuals and families in the city and across Leicestershire for the past 40 years.

Visitors to any of the charity’s centres are given a broad range of services, while the expert team of staff and volunteers work to ensure that people leave with a place to call home as well as the skills and resources to maintain independence.

Leicester Samaritans was founded in 1964 and has provided confidential, emotional support to those in need of a safe space where they are listened to without judgement for almost 60 years. Their 130 trained volunteers are available for anyone struggling to cope, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Paul Tilley, Chief Executive of esbs, added: “We are delighted to be supporting two very worthwhile causes through our AGM on top of our support throughout the year.

“Both charities assist people in unfortunate circumstances, and our AGM is a great opportunity to make a difference and support two very different types of vital work.

“The donation scheme is a popular feature of our AGM each year and we encourage members to participate in it and make their votes really count.”

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