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L-R Sam Austin, deputy chief executive at Llamau, Julie-Ann Haines, chief customer officer at PBS, Dale Evans

Principality hits half a million in fundraising efforts for three Welsh charities

Principality Building Society has raised £500,000 for three Welsh charities.

Wales’ largest building society committed to supporting three charity partners – homelessness charity Llamau, Cancer Research Wales and the School of Hard Knocks, which uses sport to help disadvantaged communities – for the past three years.

Colleagues at Principality’s 53 branches and 17 agencies across Wales completed a range of activities to raise the big total for the three causes.  These included a  midnight mountain walk up Snowdon, sleeping rough at Llamau’s annual ‘Sleep Out’ at Cardiff City Stadium, as well as  trekking 16 miles across the south Wales coast dressed as superheroes.

Julie-Ann Haines, Chief Customer Officer of Principality Building Society, said:

“Our colleagues have had a fantastic three years of fundraising, putting their heart and soul into raising thousands of pounds for three extremely worthy charities.

“We’ve spent time getting to know what a difference Llamau, Cancer Research Wales and the School of Hard Knocks make across Wales and we hope this money will continue to support their vital services, as the work they do is so important to our communities.”

The £500,000 raised will be split equally between the three charities. Llamau will use the funds to support its services which help to reintegrate homeless or vulnerable people with their families. Cancer Research Wales will be able to continue its life-saving research studies to help cancer patients across Wales. The School of Hard Knocks will use the donation from Principality to further support its educational programmes to help those dealing with unemployment or health issues in Wales.

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Principality is now in the process of selecting its next charity partners, which will be announced in early 2019.

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