Society’s cash boost to help disabled child

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Generous customers and colleagues at a building society have helped raise thousands of pounds for a youngster.

Branches and offices of Leeds Building Society – including in Whitley Bay, Wallsend and North Shields – helped raise £3,340 for the Our Milo appeal.

The money is going towards the cost of creating a sensory room for two-year-old Milo Browne, from North Tyneside, who has a range of complex health needs. Milo’s condition affects his mental and physical development and is so rare it remains undiagnosed.

Among the fundraising activities was a four-man, one day 56-mile cycle ride around the society’s nine north east branches and processing centre at Silverlink Business Park.

Other initiatives included raffles, tombolas, cake sales, an exercise bike challenge, and Milo wristbands.

“We’re thrilled to have raised £3,340 to put towards Milo’s sensory room, which we hope he and his family will enjoy using,” said Nicola Irving, manager of Leeds Building Society’s North Shields branch.

“Our fundraising has been a great team effort during 2014 to support a good cause which is close to the hearts of so many people in our region.”

“We’ve had a lot of fun during the challenges and are so grateful for support from our customers over the course of the year to help us reach our fundraising total.”