AN ASHBOURNE building society branch has thanked its customers for helping to raise nearly £1,700 for a cancer charity.
Leek United Building Society in Vicrtoria Square chose to celebrate its 150th anniversary by raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Staff at the branch chose to set themselves a target of £1,000 to support the charity’s work in Derbyshire, which supports an estimated 4,000 people per year.
Branch manager, Liz Moss said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the total, which is far more than the £1,000 target we set ourselves at the start of the Society’s 150th anniversary.
“Our grateful thanks go to all our customers, who have fully supported everything we’ve done throughout the year and been incredibly generous.”
Activities which have contributed to Ashbourne’s fundraising total have included book and cake sales, a tombola, lunchtime bag-packing by staff at the town’s Sainsbury’s store and a Macmillan ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.