Venue Address (Get Directions)lancaster Grand
Date and Time
Saturday, January 19th, 2013 at 7:00pm
A huge range of charities is represented by groups and individuals from across the North West: Whizz Kidz raising money for powered wheelchairs for disabled young people, Fylde-based Big One Productions raising money for Children in Need and other charities, Furness Homeless Support Group supporting people surviving on the streets, The Twins Appeal to raise money for two Lancaster teenagers to receive life-changing treatment, the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Centre in Manchester, Derian House Children’s Hospice, the Dog’s Trust which cares for and rehomes abandoned pets, the Boom Dang Foundation which helps young people to discover music, the Foxton Centre supporting people living on the streets, Alice’s Escapes created by courageous teenager Alice Pyne to help seriously ill young people fulfil their dreams, Furness Traditions encouraging young people to enjoy and create traditional folk music, Stanley’s Youth and Community Centre in Morecambe, and finally there are two entries representing St Catherine’s Hospice in Preston,.
Sarah Wane, Marketing Support Manager for the Furness says: “We have some fantastic charities represented by some fantastic performers and it left the judges with an incredibly tough job to select the finalists.
“Now the charity supporters have the chance to get behind their finalists and turn out at the Lancaster Grand Theatre on January 19th 2013 to cheer them on.
“The Furness Charity Challenge aims to make everyone aware of the need to support charities now, more than ever, and the final will be a fantastic night of fun and entertainment. “
Furness Building Society, which was recently named Best Regional Building Society 2013, by Mortgage Finance Gazette prides itself on supporting local charities and has more than 20 charity and affinity accounts linked to good causes.
The charity and affinity accounts offer customers a good return on their savings and easy access to their money whilst the Society makes an annual cash payment to the charity from the Society’s own funds - not the savers’ money - based on the total amount in all accounts for that charity. Last year the Furness paid out more than £360,000 to its charity and affinity partners.
Sarah adds: “Our charity and affinity accounts work on the simple basis of ‘You Save, We Give’, and we are looking forward to giving out the cash prizes at the Grand Final.”