The ardent readers amongst you may recall that we were nominees at the Newcastle Building Society Cornerstone of the Community Awards in late 2014. Sat on Table 13 perhaps some would have taken it as an sign we wouldn’t go on to pick up any awards that night but we make our own luck and made some great new friends from both within the society and at other charities.
Following the event a few weeks later we were invited to meet with the team at Morpeth with a view to becoming their selected charity for 2015. A productive meeting leads us to announce that today we received the call to advise that the project has been given the green light from the head office of Newcastle Building Society and we will be the branches chosen charity for throughout the year.
Scott McEwan, Chairman of The Stephen Carey Fund, stated “We had a great evening with the representatives from Newcastle Building Society at the awards and obviously made the right kind of impression, to be associated with a company of their size and reputation in the region is a huge honour for the committee we are very much looking forward to working with the team at the Morpeth branch this year”.
So what does it mean for the fund?
Essentially the team at the Morpeth branch will support the charity in a number of ways throughout 2015 raising both valuable funds and awareness of our cause. Each branch of the society has a Community Board and we will be featured upon this board throughout the year.
In addition the team will organise various events across the year to fundraise on our behalf and we have also agreed to place our wristbands, keyrings along with any new fund merchandise within the brand so supporters can make a donation and show their support.
As always the fund will keep you updated via their website and social media channels for all the upcoming events.
Visit the Newcastle Building Society website for more details on what they offer and particularly their Corporate Social Responsibility section which details all the work they do in aid of good causes across the region.