24 December 2014
Principality employees raise £6,000 with charity spinathon
Employees from Wales’ largest building society set the wheels in motion to raise £6,000 for MS Society Cymru.
Members of the finance team at Principality Building Society held a spinathon to raise funds for the Society’s Charity of the Year.
The team was put through their paces by personal trainers from Laguna Health and Spa, who guided them through their gruelling spin routines throughout the day to exceed their target and raise £6,000.
Steve Hughes, Group Finance Director at Principality and one of the spinathon fundraisers, said; “We wanted to raise as much money as we could for MS Society Cymru, Principality’s Charity of the Year, but we didn’t even dream of raising this much.
“We would like to thank everyone who gave their time and we are grateful for the generous contributions that have allowed us to raise such a fantastic sum of money - it definitely made the subsequent aches much more bearable.”
MS Society Cymru was voted as Principality’s Charity of the Year 2014 by staff at its Cardiff-based head office, 53 branches and 18 agencies across Wales and the borders.
Throughout the year Principality staff have been doing a range of fundraising activities for MS Society Cymru, the UK’s leading organisation providing specialist care, practical advice and support to everyone affected by MS.
Iestyn Evans, MS Society Cymru’s Fundraising Manager for Wales said: “We’re so grateful to Principality’s finance team for putting themselves through their paces and for raising such a huge amount of money. This is such a great end to a wonderful year of Principality staff fundraising and the considerable donation will be a huge benefit to the 10,000 people affected by MS in Wales.”
Principality has a long history of significant fundraising for Welsh charities, last year bringing in more than £69,500 for British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru through a wide range of fundraising activities – from bike rides and bake sales to walks and bag packing.