Leeds Building Society branches are accepting donations from members of the public in the build up to this weekend’s Sport Relief.
The Leeds Building Society logo will appear on the ‘Ways to Pay’ screen at various points during the Sport Relief TV show on Friday 23 March, to indicate to the public where they can donate and pay in sponsorship money.
Staff from the Society’s Head Office in Leeds are taking part in a ‘Let’s Play Football for Sport Relief’ event. This sees members of staff resident on the first and second floors at Head Office compete in a match against those based on the third and fourth floors. They are playing for the inaugural ‘Leeds Building Society Champions Cup,’ all to raise funds for Sport Relief.
John Thompson (from the Society’s Life and Protection Consultant team) is also hosting an official Sport Relief mile on behalf of the charity. As co-founder of the Ogden Runners, Thompson was approached by Sport Relief in London and asked to host a local ‘mile.’ The ‘Halifax Ogden Water Sport Relief Mile’ now has 190 runners signed up for a 1, 3 or 6 mile run.
Graham Cato, Campaign Income Co-ordinator for Comic Relief said, “Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active