Yorkshire Building Society has said thanks a million to the community in Carnoustie for helping reach its fundraising target of £1 million for its Hour of Need campaign in aid of Marie Curie.
The Yorkshire Building Society local agency, at Walker Dunnett & Co, has raised £866 towards the target since the start of the campaign in 2014.
Hour of Need is the most successful fundraising drive in the Society’s 152 year history with every £20 raised funding one hour of Marie Curie nursing care and the money raised in Carnoustie has funded 43 hours of care.
Colleagues from the Society have taken part in a variety of fundraising activities including riding 190km on exercise bikes, stepper machine challenges and even set a new world record for largest cream tea party in multiple locations.
Ian Barr, Financial Services manager of the Yorkshire Building Society’s Carnoustie agency, said: “By supporting our Hour of Need campaign for the past two years the community here in Carnoustie have helped to provide nursing care for more people with a terminal illness in their hour of need. Sadly, most of us know someone who has been affected by terminal illness but the donations have made a real difference.
“By helping us raise more than £1 million we have so far funded two hours of care by a Marie Curie Nurse for every hour of the campaign.”
Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive of Marie Curie, said: “Thank you to all Yorkshire Building Society staff and members for their fantastic support of the Hour of Need campaign. The £1 million raised is enough to fund around 50,000 hours of vital care and support for people living with a terminal illness, and their families. The Society has gone above and beyond to raise funds for us, and we are truly grateful for everything staff and members have done.”
The Society’s Hour of Need campaign was launched in 2014 with the original aim of raising £500,000 by December 2016. Thanks to the strength of support this was reached a year early, the Society has now more than doubled this figure with the current total standing at more than £1,021,030.
If you would like to make a donation in support of the Hour of Need campaign, then please visit www.justgiving.com/hourofneed