DCSIMG

Penny farthing tour marks £150,000 charity fund launch

Yorkshire Building Society chief executive Chris Pilling launches the society's Lasting Legacy Fund.

Yorkshire Building Society chief executive Chris Pilling launches the society's Lasting Legacy Fund.

A bike tour with a difference is seeing Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) invite charities to apply for a slice of £150,000.

A bespoke penny farthing bicycle has set off from Leeds as it travels to some of the most historic landmarks in the UK, visiting communities that can benefit from the fund set up to mark its 150th anniversary.

Leeds charities are being urged to apply for a £10,000 donation from the Lasting Legacy Fund. YBS will choose 30 charities before a public vote decides the 15 winners.

YBS chief executive Chris Pilling said: “The charming penny farthing bike pays homage to our past, whilst our charity fund will benefit future generations.”

YBS dates back to 1864 with Huddersfield Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society’s establishment.

Mr Pilling, who launched the fund, said: “We welcome applications from charities that want to have an impact in their community and which can provide a tangible benefit to people.”

To apply before September 5 visit www.ybs.co.uk/legacy.

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page