The Leeds Building Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) saw members vote for over £8,000 to be spent on good causes.
A donation of £8,540 will be shared between Depaul UK, Sense and Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation.
Nikki Marsh, Leeds Building Society’s director of customer and digital, said: “We used our online member forum, TalkingPoint, to find out which type of charities we should support at this year’s AGM.
“TalkingPoint gives us the opportunity to build closer relationships with our members, gain insight into what matters to them and enables us to provide updates on how we’ve used their feedback.”
The mutual’s members chose to support homeless charities and organisations supporting adults and children with physical and mental disabilities.
The Society therefore picked Depaul UK and Sense to benefit from proceeds generated by votes, along with its own Charitable Foundation.
Representatives from Leeds Building Society recently visited Depaul UK and Sense to see how these funds will be spent, and to meet people who will benefit from their services.
Annie Hall, corporate partnerships manager at Depaul UK, said: “Thank you to the Leeds Building Society members – your donation will help support Depaul UK’s vital youth homelessness services, such as our regional work in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.”
Anne Telling, Sense resource centre manager at Ashley Court in Rotherham for Sense, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Leeds Building Society’s AGM members. Donations like this help us to continue our work supporting adults and children with sensory impairments to live full and independent lives.”