Leanne Fund receives £1k donation from Yorkshire Building Society's Charitable Foundation.

It’s been a great start to a fundraising year for the Leanne Fund, with an unexpected donation arriving in the post.

By John A. MacInnes
Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 8:01 am
Leanne Mitchell, who the Leanne Fund is named after
Leanne Mitchell, who the Leanne Fund is named after

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated £1,000 to the Stornoway- based charity as part of its support for charities across the UK.

The Leanne Fund received the donation from the Foundation after being nominated by colleagues at the society’s Aberdeen branch for financial support.

The Leanne Fund is the foremost Cystic Fibrosis Charity working with individuals and families across the Highlands, Islands, Tayside & Grampian regions of Scotland.

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It provid es vital social, practical, emotional and financial assistance supporting the whole family.

The £1,000 donation will be used towards sporting equipment for Cystic Fibrosis patients.

Nicola Scott, manager of Yorkshire Building Society in Aberdeen, said: “We are proud to be able to support The Leanne Fund with a donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation. The work that they are doing to support Cystic Fibrosis patients is providing a real benefit to their lives.”

Chrisetta Mitchell, Development Manager at the Leanne Fund, said: “The Leanne Fund is grateful to have received this funding from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation which has supported the provision of sport and fitness equipment for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers, allowing them to exercise safely at home during the pandemic.

"The funding has made a significant impact on the number of children and young people that we have been able to support.”

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 just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.

In 2020, the Charitable Foundation donated £419,915 to 359 registered charities nominated by members and colleagues.

For more information about the Small Change Big Difference® scheme and to see an interactive map of recent Charitable Foundation donations visit www.ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation.

The Leanne Fund was founded in 2009 by the Mitchell family as a lasting legacy to their daughter, Leanne, who died of cystic fibrosis aged 21.

Leanne was an incredibly special young woman, adored by her family and all who knew her.

She had an incredible strength and determination to live life to the full, making the most of every precious moment. Leanne's life was inspirational and the Fund represents her heartfelt desire to bring happiness to other people's lives.

Through the services of The Leanne Fund, young people affected by cystic fibrosis are given a unique opportunity to do something really special - a chance to create happy memories.

If you would like to support The Leanne Fund or learn more about the charity, visit their website at: www.theleannefund.co.uk for further information. Alternatively, write to them at: The Leanne Fund, 36 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2XF or call the charity on: 01851 702020.