Charities given a boost to continue their good work thanks to customers at a Wisbech building society

Norwich and Peterborough Wisbech branch organised a charity challenge

Norwich and Peterborough Wisbech branch organised a charity challenge - Credit: Archant

People in Wisbech have helped a children’s charity secure first place to get a £500 donation in a charity choices campaign.

The Ferry Project came in second to collect £300 and The Cat Haven Rescued Cat Home came third to get £200 after the two-week-long public vote where shoppers were asked to decide who they wanted to receive the biggest share of £1,000.

Tracey Murthwaite, manager of the Wisbech branch of The Norwich and Peterborough Building Society’s Charity Choices campaign. said: “We had a brilliant response to the campaign but of course the real winners here are the charities – all of whom do a fantastic job of providing invaluable support in our local community.

“Because each and every vote helped secure pounds for the charities it felt right that the decision of splitting the money was put in the hands of our members and local people.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for coming in to our branch during the voting period to make their vote count – I’m sure the money will make a real difference locally.”

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The Charity Choices campaign was supported by Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, which is funded by the Small Change, Big Difference scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest they receive on their accounts, just once a year, to help charities and good causes in their communities.

N&P is part of Yorkshire Building Society.

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A total of 157 branches and agencies around the UK took part in the 2016 Charity Choices campaign in May, donating a total of £157,000 to charities which make a difference to their local communities.

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