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Monmouthshire Building Society Donates over £12,000 to Shelter Cymru

Monmouthshire Building Society has donated £12,033 to their 2019/20 Charity of the Year, Shelter Cymru.

The Society has also announced that it will continue the partnership with Shelter Cymru throughout the 2020/21 financial year.

£7,033 of the total donation was raised through fundraising efforts of Monmouthshire Building Society colleagues and kind donations from Society members. When fundraising activities were cut short due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Society topped up the total with a £5,000 donation.

The Society has also pledged to donate £5 to Shelter Cymru for every member that switches their mortgage rate before 1st November 2020, which is expected to raise thousands of pounds for the charity in addition to the usual Charity of the Year fundraising.

The donation and extended partnership will help Shelter Cymru continue supporting those in housing need across Wales. Like many charities, Shelter Cymru’s funds have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis due to usual fundraising being unable to take place. Meanwhile, the economic impacts of the pandemic mean that more families across Wales are in need of their essential services.

Will Carroll, CEO of Monmouthshire Building Society, said:

“The Society is very proud to be supporting Shelter Cymru for another year. In these difficult times, the work of Shelter Cymru is needed more than ever, but they need our help to get through this crisis and continue supporting our communities.”

Kerys Sheppard, Head of Fundraising at Shelter Cymru, said:

“We are all concerned about the impact of coronavirus. From being asked to self-isolate to money worries, the current pandemic is difficult for all of us. But imagine how difficult it must be if your home is at risk, or if you just don’t have one. We are supporting people throughout Wales who are worried about losing their jobs, their home and keeping their families safe. We know that we not only need to continue to operate through the current crisis but be strong enough to help with what comes next.

“We want to thank everyone at Monmouthshire Building Society for pledging to support Shelter Cymru for another year. You have already made such a difference to so many people in housing need by fundraising in branches and taking on various challenges, raising thousands of pounds. Many charities will close in the coming months. Your continued support is crucial to our survival and is greatly appreciated by us all and, of course, the many individuals and families that your donations will support.”