Marsden Building Society

Marsden Building Society members donate over £13,000 to Pendleside Hospice

by Colne Life magazine

Staff from Marsden Building Society were thrilled to hand over the donation of £13,240 to Pendleside Hospice earlier this week.

The donation is a result of the Affinity accounts at the Marsden which enables savers to support their chosen charity based on the idea that the more you save, the more they donate. Over the past six years, with the support of their members, the Society has donated over £74,500 which has been used to help run our local hospice. Members of the Marsden choose the affinity account as the Society’s promise is to donate 0.5% of the total average balance of all their affinity accounts to the Hospice annually. Marsden Building Society also invited Hospice volunteers; Marjorie Catlow, Colne Charity Shop Volunteer Manager, Hilda Andrews, Fundraising Volunteer, Mary Hardacre – Colne Charity Shop Volunteer Manager and Jean Jones, Volunteer Receptionist (also worked at Marsden Building Society for 38 years!) to help present the cheque.

Christina Cope, Hospice Fundraising Manager said, “The fantastic amount of money raised by the staff of Marsden Building Society will help us to provide care to those in our community who have been diagnosed with a life limiting illness and help us to support them and their family through this very difficult time. We are truly grateful for the continued support from staff at Marsden Building Society. All our services are provided free of charge to anyone who needs it and although the hospice is based at Reedley, care and support also extends to within people’s own homes and in the community. In the past 12 months alone almost 1000 local people have benefitted from the services provided by Pendleside”

Rob Pheasey, Chief Executive of the Marsden says, ‘As a local mutual we are thrilled to present this donation to a very worthwhile charity. We really appreciate the support of our members who hold our affinity accounts and look forward to supporting Pendleside throughout the years with the support of our staff. We encourage local members to grow their savings with the Marsden and the more they save, the more we donate to Pendleside’. If you would be interested in supporting Pendleside alongside the Marsden, please visit your local branch for more information.

About the Marsden

The Marsden is a mutual building society and every decision we make has our members at the heart of it. We have been established for over 150 years and have a proud tradition of putting our members first, establishing a reputation for service and fairness.

We are focused on creating a conversational service that puts the personal touch back into our member’s finances, offering our members the opportunity to save with us and reach their financial goals, help to buy their home and to protect the things they care about.

As a local mutual, we place a great priority on the communities in which we work and is another way in which we aim to engage through our strong community links. With our Affinity accounts we help savers contribute to charities they believe in and work towards building a better society. We want to stay at the heart of our communities by maintaining a strong presence on the high street giving members the opportunity to speak to our teams face to face because it’s the little things that matter.

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Tour of Britain

In addition to the presentation, Marsden’s Colne team had a stand outside their branch collecting money for Pendleside by supporting cyclists and spectators with juice and biscuits and raised an extra £30 too. Andrew Stephenson joined them for a quick pose with the affinity cheque and a juice before the race!

Marsden Building Society

Andrew Stephenson joins Marsden’s Colne team at the Tour of Britain stage 2.