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wardhouserydeA local business has been praised for giving community causes a window of opportunity.

Ward House Mortgages and Life, on Union Street, Ryde, has for the past year offered local charities and good causes the use of its window space to display items or information relating to community initiatives.

Eight charities took advantage of the space prior to the latest instalment which promoted a colleague’s sponsored Isle of Wight Cycle Ride, and raised more than £3,000 for a children’s charity.

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Michael Ward, of Ward House Mortgages and Life, said:

“We’re committed to supporting good causes in our local area and are pleased to have been able to help the charities promote their good work, importantly at no cost which I appreciate is welcome in these continued difficult times.

“The volunteer groups who have utilised the window so far have been very grateful and it’s rewarding to know we’re doing a little bit to help others. We look forward to continuing our relationship with local causes.”

Ward House Mortgages and Life is a local Yorkshire Building Society agency, offering a range of mortgage services to help local people buy their first homes. The agency’s commitment to offering visible space in their premises recently saw them recognised in a Society competition to find the best dressed agency window.

Jane Taylor-Davies, national agency manager at Yorkshire Building Society, said:

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“Ward House Mortgages and Life provide a perfect example of how businesses can give back to the community in a range of ways.

“We’re proud to have the team in our network and wish them well in their continued support for the community.”


Since becoming a Yorkshire Building Society agency in 2010, Ward House Mortgages and Life has helped to distribute more than £6,500 in charitable donations to 17 charities on the island.


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