building society’s support helps sparkle appeal shine on

Sparkle are pleased to have been presented with a cheque for almost £7,000 thanks to a unique partnership with Monmouthshire Building Society.

Sparkle was chosen by Monmouthshire Building Society to be an Affinity Instant savings account partner to help raise vital funds for their innovative and holistic services. The partnership enables supporters of Sparkle to help raise extra funds without even having to put their hand in their own pocket, and has raised almost £20,000 for the Sparkle since April 2009.

Supporters of the charity can open the Affinity Instant account to build up their savings with a competitive rate of interest. Each year, Monmouthshire Building Society will make a donation to the appeal equivalent to 1% interest per annum of the daily balance held in their account. The more supporters save, the more money the appeal will receive.

Monmouthshire Building Society celebrated its 145th birthday earlier this year, and remains a competitive, secure and well managed mutual organisation, committed to its customers and the local community. The Society is proud to work in partnership with Sparkle to support its efforts through the Affinity account.Commenting on the donation, Chief Executive Andrew Lewis said: “As a regional Building Society, it’s important that the Society actively supports our local communities. Sparkle is a vitally important initiative that needs all the support available to achieve its vision to enrich the lives of local disabled children and their families, and without support from the local community it simply couldn’t exist. The Society is proud to provide ongoing support, and in doing so, we aim to further strengthen Sparkle’s commitment to providing vital leisure and information services across South Wales.”

Lucy Holmes, Sparkle’s Business Development Manager, commented: “We are extremely grateful for the Society’s continued support via the Affinity account. The Affinity Account has helped to raise almost £20,000 to date, and has allowed us to complete a range of projects that we would not otherwise be able to do."

The donations are so important to ensure that our vital services are able to continue. To open an Affinity Instant Account, please visit any Monmouthshire Building Society branch office, visit the website at www.monbs.com/sparkleappeal or call 01633 844 400.