Press release – £1,000 donation from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

Harrow-based charity Independence at Home, received a donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation. The donation will help to transform daily life at home for 12 people living with disability and long term illness.

Independence at Home was put forward for the £1,000 donation by colleagues at the Society’s Harrow branch, on St. Ann’s Road.

The donation will enable the charity to make grants to those in need towards the purchase of mobility and disability equipment, home adaptations and other essential items to make a positive impact on 12 peoples’ daily lives at home.

Independence at Home was founded in October 1965. Since then, the grants it provides have improved independence and freedom for over 42,000 people from all parts of the UK.

Rina Rawal, Independence at Home’s Fundraising Executive, commented: “Generous support from donors like the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, help us to continue improving quality of life in and around home for vulnerable people of all ages. Those we support are struggling to manage every day activities and are in financial need. We’re very grateful to Steven English and the Foundation for their kindness.”

Steve English, manager of the Society’s Harrow branch, said: “Our Charitable Foundation is funded by our members and without their generosity we wouldn’t be able to support worthwhile causes such as Independence at Home.

In 2017, the Charitable Foundation donated £234,684 to more than 200 charities and good causes nominated by members and colleagues from around the UK.