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2 Island charities and a local not-for-profit organisation have all received a share of a £100,000 fund from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.

Aspire, The Bus Shelter IOW and The Pop Up Soup Kitchen have been given £100 each after the Society’s Small Change Big Difference Month campaign at Ward House Mortgages & Life in Ryde.

The Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference scheme where members donate the pennies from the annual interest on their accounts to help charities and good causes.

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A total of 1,000 charities and good causes received £100,000 after being nominated by people at Yorkshire Building Society branches and agencies around the UK.

Michael Ward, Proprietor of the Ward House Mortgages & Life, said:

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came in and nominated a charity for a donation during our Small Change Big Difference Month campaign.

“At Yorkshire Building Society we are committed to being at the heart of our community and I hope these donations will enable the charities to carry on their wonderful work here on the Isle of Wight.”

For more information about the Small Change Big Difference scheme and the Charitable Foundation visit www.ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation.

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