Leeds Building Society mortgage provider lauds charity campaign

Date:Wednesday 8th December 2010
Author: Max Freedman

Mortgage provider Leeds Building Society has highlighted its participation in the Operation Christmas Child Appeal and described its effect on staff and customers.

General manager of sales Paul Kaye explained that the firm's branches have been used as drop-off points for shoeboxes filled with gifts for children in homeless shelters, hospitals and other unfortunate circumstances over the festive period.

Mr Kaye claimed that workers and clients at Leeds Building Society felt like they were part of "something bigger" by being involved in the campaign, which is organised by the Samaritan's Purse.

"We think Operation Christmas Child is a brilliant campaign that we recommend others to be part of," he added.

The company noted that last year saw 1.2 million shoeboxes sent out as a result of the charity initiative.

This week, the firm launched a three-year mortgage with interest starting from 3.45 per cent for clients who can afford a 75 per cent loan to value deal.