A BUILDING society has paid tribute to Keighley customers for their support of a scheme which has given millions of pounds to charity.

The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has distributed over £4m to good causes across the UK.

And several Keighley-district organisations – including Manorlands hospice, Parkinson's UK, Keighley Furniture Project and Keighley & District Volunteer Centre – have benefited.

Funds are raised through the society's Small Change Big Difference initiative, in which members donate pennies from the interest on their mortgage or savings accounts.

Chloe Emmerson, the Keighley branch manager, said: "The charitable foundation would not exist without the support of our members.

"On average they donate less than 50p a year, but all that small change really does add up to enable the foundation to make a big difference – as the charities that have benefited here in Keighley will know.

"We're really proud of the impact the foundation has had on our community and we want that to continue.

"If anyone knows of a charity that could benefit from a donation, please call into the branch and have a chat with a member of our team."

For more information about the Small Change Big Difference scheme, visit ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation.