Newbury Building Society has announced that it has donated a combined total of £30,000 to support its charity partners during the current crisis.
The Society brought forward its annual donation to each charity, usually made at the end of each calendar year, as an emergency donation to support their work and services during this difficult time. The donations are to help bridge gaps in funding caused by the cancellation of several of the charities key fundraising events.
The charities, based in Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, who received the support include Helen & Douglas House, Alton Food Bank, St Michael’s Hospice, Prior’s Court Foundation, Newbury Cancer Care, Friends of PICU, Sue Ryder Wokingham and Alzheimer’s Society.
Roland Gardner, Chief Executive of Newbury Building Society said: “The Society is pleased to be able to help our charity partners with an early payment of this year’s donations. In such unusual times, anything we can do to support our local charities is so important to us. But let me also say that it is really the generosity of our members, the ones who save in our charity account, who provide the bulk of the money raised. They are the real heroes.”