A Chorley charity is set to benefit from a partnership with Lancashire’s oldest building society. Chorley and District Building Society, which has branches in Chorley and Leyland has launched a new easy access ‘Affinity Account’ to enable savers to raise funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice, which is based in Astley Village.
The society, which last year launched a similar account to benefit Chorley Football Club, has chosen Derian House as its Charity of the Year, and will make an annual donation to the hospice. The payment will be calculated on the daily balances held in the account, meaning the more money people deposit, the greater the benefit to the charity (a maximum investment limit applies).
Georgina Cox, Derian House Chief Executive Officer, said “We’re thrilled to be in partnership with Chorley Building Society and are so pleased that they’ve nominated us as their Charity of the Year. Our work here at Derian House makes a huge difference to people’s lives, and we need to raise £3.5m annually to continue doing it. We are very grateful for the support of local businesses, because it makes a huge difference to the lives of our children and their families.”
Stephen Penlington, Chief Executive of Chorley and District Building Society, said “We’re delighted to be supporting Derian House, and it’s a real privilege to play a part in helping them continue their fantastic work. Affinity Accounts are becoming very popular because they enable people to support local good causes, and we hope the community will get behind us.”
For more information on the account, call Chorley and District Building Society on 01257 235003 or visit www.chorleybs.co.uk. Please note, the account is a limited issue and the society reserves the right to withdraw this product without notice at any time.
Derian House receives around 5% government funding each year, and needs to raise the rest through fundraising and corporate partnerships.