The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated £68,000 to 1,227 charities throughout the UK as part of its annual Make a Difference Week.For one week in June Yorkshire Building Society asked its customers and members of the public to call into one of its 136 branches or 65 agencies to nominate a charity to receive a donation. This year 1,424 people nominated a local charity, the highest number of nominations in the event’s nine year history.The donations are made as a result of the Society’s ‘Small Change, Big Difference’ initiative. This lets members of Yorkshire Building Society donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts to make a big pot of money for charities. Advertisement Howard Lake | 27 August 2009 | News Tagged with: Funding 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis YBS Charitable Foundation gives £68,000 to 1,227 charities Louise Neill of the Society’s Charitable Foundation said: “Make a Difference Week is not only a chance for members of the public to help a charity or community group close to their hearts, it is also a chance for the Society’s members to have a say in how the Charitable Foundation’s money is spent.”One of those charities to receive support through Make a Difference Week nominations was The Laura Crane Trust. The Laura Crane Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to funding research specifically into cancers affecting 13-24 year-olds; it received 17 nominations from 10 different Yorkshire Building Society branches.www.ybs.co.uk/cf/foundation.html About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.