Friends, members, business associates and employees of Saffron Building Society have, in a combined effort, raised in excess of £1,400 for charity.
Saffron Building Society held a quiz evening as part of its ongoing commitment to support local charities.
Teams of employees and some of the Society’s business partners attended the event, with the eventual winning side being Saffron Building Society’s IT team.
Over £600 was raised on the night through entry fees and a raffle.
This money will go into Saffron Building Society’s Community Fund to be bestowed as grants to local causes.
Sara Andrews, business partner at Saffron Building Society, said: “Each year, we make a corporate donation to this fund and employees also raise money through various events and initiatives.
“This fund is then used to give grants to local voluntary groups and charities, where the money can make a real difference to our community.”
Last year’s donations included helping Riding for the Disabled (Saffron Walden) to fund the livery for ponies used to provide therapeutic horse riding opportunities and Mencap (Saffron Walden) to provide outings for elderly carers.
The quiz evening was held at Chesterford Research Park ’s central facilities building, The Nucleus.
Combining contemporary meeting, conferencing and dining space as well as a gym and relaxing bar area, The Nucleus is used by Park tenants and visitors alike.
Ms Andrews added: “The Nucleus is a great facility and we are very grateful to the staff and management at Chesterford Research Park for their generous provision of the bar and catering for the evening.”
This was, however, not the only money-raising event to be held by Saffron Building Society in the last few weeks.
Staff in Saffron Walden hosted a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan cancer support.
The event was part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and, with support from members visiting the branch, an amazing £800 was raised.
Ms Andrews added: “We like to support a mix of initiatives and whilst most of our work is focussed upon voluntary groups in our region, we also raise money for national charities that are dear to the hearts of our staff and members.
“We are truly delighted to have been able to make such a significant overall contribution this month.”
Saffron Building Society will soon be announcing the local organisations that will benefit from grants from its Community Fund during 2014.
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (November 7) Echo.