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Byline: Yorkshire Building Society Group is celebrating the end of its most successful charity partnership in its 150 year history raising more than £350,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
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In 2012 the Society launched its ‘Come Rain or Shine’ Charity of the Year campaign for the RNLI and raised £200,000.  Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation made a significant contribution to the total raised by Society colleagues and members.

Due to the success of the campaign it was rolled over into 2013 where colleagues across the Society’s 231 branches and 99 agencies committed to raising even more and managed to amass a further £150,000 through their efforts.

Yorkshire Building Society’s Chief Executive Officer Chris Pilling said: ‘Across our two year partnership with the RNLI, the commitment that our staff and members have shown in raising more than £350,000 proves that this is a charity important across all communities.  This has been highlighted in the last few months of horrific weather where we have seen the key role the RNLI has played in keeping people safe.’

The money raised by the Society will be used to help the RNLI train even more vital lifesaving volunteers.  The £350,000 donated to the charity over the two years will train 278 RNLI volunteer crew members.

Chris Pilling continued: ‘Our partnership with the RNLI has been a memorable and fantastic one and I am proud to have achieved our goal in helping the RNLI increase trained volunteers.’

RNLI Chief Executive, Paul Boissier, said: ‘As a charity, the RNLI relies on generous donations to continue its lifesaving service. We are extremely grateful to Yorkshire Building Society, its members and colleagues, for their outstanding support. Their dedication and enthusiasm over the past two years has resulted in a fantastic fundraising achievement.

‘Only one in ten of the RNLI’s volunteer crew members comes from a maritime background, so the rigorous training we provide them is essential. The donation from Yorkshire Building Society will fund training for 278 crew members – meaning they can head out to sea confident in how to rescue others and take care of themselves in whatever conditions they may face.’

Notes to Editors
The Society’s Charity of the Year campaign in 2012 was owned by Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation. On the back of the success of the campaign the Charity of the Year now comes under the Yorkshire Building Society Group.

Media contacts

For more information, contact Alison Levett, RNLI Public Relations Manager North, on 07786 668912 / Alison_Levett@rnli.org.uk or Catherine Walker, Yorkshire Building Society Media Relations Officer, on 01274 472117.

Byline: Yorkshire Building Society Group is celebrating the end of its most successful charity partnership in its 150 year history raising more than £350,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
Page Content:

In 2012 the Society launched its ‘Come Rain or Shine’ Charity of the Year campaign for the RNLI and raised £200,000.  Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation made a significant contribution to the total raised by Society colleagues and members.

Due to the success of the campaign it was rolled over into 2013 where colleagues across the Society’s 231 branches and 99 agencies committed to raising even more and managed to amass a further £150,000 through their efforts.

Yorkshire Building Society’s Chief Executive Officer Chris Pilling said: ‘Across our two year partnership with the RNLI, the commitment that our staff and members have shown in raising more than £350,000 proves that this is a charity important across all communities.  This has been highlighted in the last few months of horrific weather where we have seen the key role the RNLI has played in keeping people safe.’

The money raised by the Society will be used to help the RNLI train even more vital lifesaving volunteers.  The £350,000 donated to the charity over the two years will train 278 RNLI volunteer crew members.

Chris Pilling continued: ‘Our partnership with the RNLI has been a memorable and fantastic one and I am proud to have achieved our goal in helping the RNLI increase trained volunteers.’

RNLI Chief Executive, Paul Boissier, said: ‘As a charity, the RNLI relies on generous donations to continue its lifesaving service. We are extremely grateful to Yorkshire Building Society, its members and colleagues, for their outstanding support. Their dedication and enthusiasm over the past two years has resulted in a fantastic fundraising achievement.

‘Only one in ten of the RNLI’s volunteer crew members comes from a maritime background, so the rigorous training we provide them is essential. The donation from Yorkshire Building Society will fund training for 278 crew members – meaning they can head out to sea confident in how to rescue others and take care of themselves in whatever conditions they may face.’

Notes to Editors
The Society’s Charity of the Year campaign in 2012 was owned by Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation. On the back of the success of the campaign the Charity of the Year now comes under the Yorkshire Building Society Group.

Media contacts

For more information, contact Alison Levett, RNLI Public Relations Manager North, on 07786 668912 / Alison_Levett@rnli.org.uk or Catherine Walker, Yorkshire Building Society Media Relations Officer, on 01274 472117.