Five Leicestershire charities have received a share of £10,000 thanks to the county’s five building societies – the Melton, the Loughborough, Market Harborough, Hinckley & Rugby and Earl Shilton.

The donation has been distributed by Leicestershire Cares to Storehouse foodbank in Melton Mowbray, Trussell Trust foodbank in Hinckley, and the Zinthyia Trust, the Making Moves project and Centre Project all in Leicester.  In all cases the money has been used to support vulnerable people directly affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

Leicestershire Cares is a leading charity which supports local businesses, schools, young people, ex-offenders and community groups. Kieran Breen, Chief Executive at Leicestershire Cares said, “This generous donation from our local building societies is a great example of how we can work together to support those in need during the current crisis.”

Building societies are considered an essential service and nearly all of the five’s branches have remained open to serve savings and mortgage customers during the pandemic, albeit with reduced hours to protect the health of colleagues and customers.

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