Nearly £8,000 has been raised for Age Concern and Help the Aged by a leading building society in the north of England.
Leeds Building Society announced that it had raised £7,915 for the charities through a pair of schemes: the lender's Your Interest in Theirs programme and the Charitable Incentive Donation.
Employees presented a cheque for the two donations to former test cricket umpire Harold 'Dickie' Bird, who accepted the donations on behalf of the two organisations.
Alison Miller, the senior account executive for corporate partnerships at the charity group, was extremely happy with the funds.
She said: "We are delighted to accept this £7,915 donation from Leeds Building Society.
"The generosity of our supporters is vital to our survival because donations and gifts are one of the single greatest sources of income for us."
On April 1st, Age Concern England and Help the Aged joined forces to form a single new charity dedicated to improving the lives of older people.
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