A BUILDING society has now raised £4,200 for good causes in the area since it started.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has thanked people in Evesham for helping it to reach its £7m donation milestone.

More than 30 charities and good causes have received £4,200 through the society’s Evesham agency since the Charitable Foundation’s first donation in 1999.

Andy Basford, proprietor of the Yorkshire Building Society’s agency in Evesham, said: "We’re delighted to be able to celebrate the Charitable Foundation reaching its £7million donation milestone.

"We would not be able to do this without the support of our members who fund the Charitable Foundation and we thank them for recommending such worthwhile causes.

"As a mutual organisation, we’re committed to making a positive and lasting impact on the communities we serve. "It’s remarkable what a big difference the Charitable Foundation has made, not only here in Evesham but in communities all around the UK."

Asha Women's Centre, Evesham Dogs Trust and Caring Hands In the Vale are among those who have benefitted from donations.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference® scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.

To nominate a charity for a donation visit your local branch or visit www.ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation