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Principality donates hundreds of gifts to charity

In December, the Principality team donated hundreds of gifts to charity. L-R: Stacey Hawdon (Alzheimer’s Society), Danielle Smout (Marketing Executive – Principality), Debbie Jones (Teenage Cancer Trust) and James Harper (CSR Manager – Principality). Photo credit: Huw John, Cardiff.

Principality Building Society has donated over 400 Christmas presents to its charity partners the Teenage Cancer Trust and Alzheimer’s Society Cymru.

Donated by the Society’s Members and colleagues, the gifts will put a smile on the faces of those living with dementia and cancer this Christmas.

Ran as part of the Society’s holiday gift appeal, the gifts donated include pampering sets, crosswords, confectionary items and books. The presents will be delivered to the Teenage Cancer Trust’s unit at the University Hospital of Wales and support groups at Alzheimer’s Society’s centre in Cardiff this week.

The Society’s three year partnership with the Teenage Cancer Trust and Alzheimer’s Society Cymru started in January 2019. Since then, Principality has fundraised over £140,000 for its charity partners, which will provide vital support towards local service provisions for both charities.

Stacey Hawdon, Corporate Partnerships Executive, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru said:

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Principality’s Members and colleagues and would like to extend our heart-felt thanks to everyone that donated. Thank you for spreading the Christmas spirit and supporting so many people living with dementia.”

Debbie Jones, Regional Fundraising Manager, Teenage Cancer Trust Cymru said:

“The kindness and support of Principality’s Members and staff has been overwhelming this year. We were astounded and thrilled to hear that they’d collected so many Christmas gifts for the young people with cancer we support through our unit in Wales. Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!”

James Harper, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Principality Building Society:

“We are so grateful for the generosity of our Members and colleagues, who are making a huge difference to those living with dementia and cancer this Christmas. We’re also incredibly proud that our colleagues fundraising activities throughout the year will have a big impact on the local service provisions both charities provide, including supporting Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect service and providing funding for specialist outreach nurses for the Teenage Cancer Trust. We’re looking forward to another fundraising year ahead.”