A CANCER charity has been bowled over by a donation of £10,000.
Yorkshire County Cricket captain Andrew Gale, who lives in Hartshead, accepted the donation from the Leeds Building Society on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The £10,000 relates to 0.10 per cent of the total balances in an affinity savings account offered by Leeds Building Society in conjunction with Marie Curie.
The account provided customers with a high rate of interest, while also making a donation to charity.
Gary Brook, Leeds Building Society’s Head of Corporate Communication, joined Andrew on the pitch at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
He presented Andrew with a special cricket bat to mark the donation, emblazoned with the Marie Curie and Leeds Building Society logo’s and the £10,000 graphic.
Mr Brook said, “This donation to Marie Curie is equivalent to 0.10 per cent of the total balances held in an affinity account, which offered our customers an excellent return on their savings.
“This innovative product was a great success across our national branch network, where we strive to provide a local community feel.
“We are delighted to have made this £10,000 donation.”
Brian Curran, from Marie Curie said, “We are delighted to receive the continued support of Leeds Building Society.
“This money will enable us to continue to care for people living with cancer, and other life limiting conditions, in our hospices and through our nursing services.”