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County Building Societies support COVID-19 response work

12 Jun 2020

Leicestershire Cares and four other charities based in the city and county have been lucky enough to receive a share of £10,000 thanks to the county’s five building societies – the Melton, the Loughborough, Earl Shilton, Market Harborough and Hinckley & Rugby.

The donation has been given to support work being undertaken with vulnerable people directly affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

We were delighted to be able to assist with the distribution of funds to Zinthiya Trust, The Centre Project, Hinckley Foodbank and the Storehouse Foodbank in Melton and to benefit directly ourselves.

Kieran Breen, Chief Executive at Leicestershire Cares shared how the donation has positively impacted our COVID response work during a Zoom call with the Societies’ Chief Executives. He said

This generous donation is a great example of how we can work together to support those in need during the current crisis. We are committed to working in partnership with business, the community and government to tackle and beat this crisis.

Kieran Breen, Chief Executive at Leicestershire Cares
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Martin Reason, Chief Executive, at Melton Building Society added,

We are delighted to have been able to provide support through Leicestershire Cares to those who have been adversely impacted by Covid-19. Social responsibility and care for our community is at the heart of all building societies and it’s great to be able to pull together in Leicestershire to make a real difference to the communities in which we operate.

Martin Reason, Chief Executive, at Melton Building Society

Building societies are considered an essential service and nearly all of the five’s branches have remained open to serve savings and mortgage customers during the pandemic, albeit with reduced hours to protect the health of staff and customers.

Mark Robinson, Chief Executive at Market Harborough Building Society concluded,

All Leicestershire’s societies have worked through World Wars and global crises and are well placed to help and support our customers through this pandemic.

Mark Robinson, Chief Executive at Market Harborough Building Society