Charity nominations sought as new agency opens

Natasha Strudwick, Roger Croft, Louise Chadwick and Sapphire Novell celebrate the opening of the Yorkshire Building Society agency in Chichester
Natasha Strudwick, Roger Croft, Louise Chadwick and Sapphire Novell celebrate the opening of the Yorkshire Building Society agency in Chichester
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Yorkshire Building Society is celebrating the opening of its new agency in Chichester by inviting nominations for charity funding.

People can put forward names for a local charity or good cause, offering them the chance to win a £100 donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.

The agency, at Award Mortgages Southern, in Crane Street, is taking part in the Small Change Big Difference Month, which will see a total of £100,000 given out.

The scheme enables members to donate the pennies from the annual interest on their accounts to help a variety of charities and good causes.

Chris Nicolaou, proprietor of Award Mortgages Southern, said: “Smaller local charities and good causes can often struggle to obtain the funding they need – and they are exactly who we want people to nominate for the chance to win a donation.

“What better way of celebrating the arrival of Yorkshire Building Society in Chichester than giving something back to the community.

“So, please pop in and nominate your favourite local charity or good cause to be one of the lucky thousand to receive a donation.”

The agency opened on Monday and people have until October 15 to put forward their suggestions.

In 2015, the foundation paid 1,502 donations totalling £392,276 to good causes.

Visit www.ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation for more information about the scheme and the charitable foundation.

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