Staff at Chorley Building Society have developed a new affinity savings account for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which will raise money for the charity on an ongoing basis.
Rosemere Cancer Foundation is already the building society’s charity of the year for 2019 but the launch of this new account will continue the partnership into the foreseeable future.
Chorley resident and Rosemere Cancer Foundation patron Dennis Benson OBE, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s former chairman, has become the first person to open an account, which can be done with as little as £1.
Chorley Building Society will make an annual donation to Rosemere Cancer Foundation based on the total value of customers’ balances at the end of each financial year.
Cathy Skidmore, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s Grants and Corporate Fundraising Manager, said: “We are very grateful to the Chorley Building Society for launching this new account in our name. It cements our relationship with staff and members.”
Dennis said: “I would encourage anyone able to save money to follow my lead as to all intents and purposes, the affinity account is like any other savings account but with the added bonus that saving for a rainy could ultimately help save someone’s life by funding research or new equipment to benefit local cancer patients.”
Kim Roby, Customer Service Director for Chorley Building Society, added: “We are delighted to introduce the Rosemere Cancer Foundation Affinity Account to our portfolio of savings accounts. We strive to support our local community and believe that launching this affinity account demonstrates our commitment to helping worthwhile causes that matter to us and our members.”
The building society, which has supported a number of local charities over the years, is part way through a calendar of Rosemere Cancer Foundation fundraising activities involving staff and members that has so far included raffles, dress down Fridays and a sponsored swim.
Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, and at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties, including that at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.
The charity funds cutting edge equipment, research, training and other cancer services and therapies that the NHS is unable to afford. For further information on its work, including how to make a donation, visit www.rosemere.org.uk