Building Society cash for groups

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Two charities in Newton Stewart have received a cash boost as part of celebrations to mark 150 years of the Yorkshire Building Society.

The Society’s agency Marr Financial Services joined in by calling on members of the public to nominate charities to receive donations of £100.

The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation marked the occasion by giving away £150,000 as part of its annual Make a Difference Week, and Galloway Thistle Boys Club along with Minnigaff Nursery came out on top.

Gavin Marr of Marr Financial Services, said: “Our annual Make a Difference campaign is always very popular, but this year we’ve been able to support more charities than ever before thanks to the Charitable Foundation’s generous donation to mark the Society’s 150th anniversary.

“I’m delighted that two worthwhile causes in our area are part of the hundreds of local charities the Society is supporting throughout the UK and I’m sure the money will be used to make a positive difference in our community.”

The Society’s Small Change, Big Difference scheme enables members to donate the pennies from the annual interest on their savings and mortgages accounts to the Society’s Charitable Foundation.