Staff bring in £725 for good cause

Staff at a south east Northumberland building society have raised more than £700 for charity.

The team at the Blyth branch of Leeds Building Society have joined their colleagues across the business’s network to raise a total of £725 for the Jeans for Genes charity.

The fundraising at the Church Street branch involved promoting SpongeBob SquarePants key ring trolley tokens for a suggested donation of £2.

The society’s Blyth branch manager Jonathan Epworth said: “Leeds Building Society is a long standing supporter of Jeans for Genes, and we are very pleased to have supported the society’s overall fundraising effort for the charity again this year in Blyth.”

Laura Pattison, campaign director at Jeans for Genes, added: “I’d like to thank Leeds Building Society’s branches across the UK, including the Blyth branch, for promoting our SpongeBob key rings.

“Selling these is a very important part of our appeal, with the £725 raised by the society adding to the total raised on ‘Jeans for Genes Day’.

“In 2014, 25 charities will benefit from Jeans for Genes Day, helping provide the vital care and support children and families need.

“Genetic disorders affect one in 25 children born in the UK – so this money is much needed.”

For more go to www.jeansforgenesday.org/