SKIPTON Building Society is distributing cash to charitable organisations – and its members are being invited to vote for their favourite cause.

Three beneficiaries nominated at each branch will receive either £500, £300 or £200, depending on the votes cast.

Across the UK, £82,000 is being awarded as part of the society's annual Community Giving scheme.

People can vote, by calling into their branch, before the October 20 deadline.

Nominated causes at the Keighley branch are Keighley Healthy Living, Riddlesden Green Connection and POPI baby bank.

And at Silsden, people can vote for the domestic abuse/sexual violence support group IDAS, Cruse Bereavement Support Craven and District or Aireworth Dogs in Need.

Stacey Dickens, for Skipton Building Society, says: "Today's economic climate means good causes continue to see an increase in demand for their services. Often these pillars in our communities are run by dedicated volunteers offering their support for free to local people, and it's very likely many of these groups are seeing strain on their finances.

"As a member-owned organisation, founded to help communities have their own homes and savings for the future, it is important to us that our members decide where they'd like this money to go."