Foundation reaches incredible £7m total

A charitable foundation has thanked people in Wigan for helping it to reach its £7m donation milestone.

Monday, 1st May 2017, 10:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:57 pm
Mandy Molyneux, Serena Finlayson, Sheila Taylor, front: Sandra Turnbull, Frank Hollingsworth, Duncan Molyneux and Adam Marshall at Reflections in Orrell

More than 80 good causes have received more than £58,000 through the Yorkshire Building Society’s Wigan branch since the foundation’s first donation in 1999.

Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Reflections (a centre in Orrell for people with dementia) and Mencap Wigan were among those to have benefitted from a donation.

The foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.

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Adam Marshall, manager of the YBS’s Wigan branch, said: “We’re delighted to be able to celebrate the Charitable Foundation reaching its £7m 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 Wigan but in communities all around the UK.”

The Charitable Foundation supports UK registered charities which improve people’s health, save lives and tackle poverty in line with the Society’s commitment to creating a lasting and positive impact on the communities where its members and colleagues live and work.

To nominate a charity for a donation please visit the local YBS branch or visit