Bath Building Society announces Charity of the Year

By Anita Jaynes on 4 July, 2019

Bath Building Society will be supporting Bath-based domestic abuse charity Voices as its Charity of the Year until the end of June 2020.

Eight Charities and Community Groups from the local area are sharing £6,500 from Bath Building Society’s Annual Charity Awards scheme. A further three organisations have received a pair of Bath Building Society hot air balloon tickets which can be used to raise funds. The Awards were established in 2006 to support as many local initiatives as possible from the growing number of requests that the Society receives each week asking for support. 

Kevin Gray, Chief Executive of the Society said, “The Awards are very important to us and are a way for the Society to “give something back” to the local community. It is amazing the work some of these organisations do and the local people that they help on such little funding, I’m just glad we can help! 

“I am really pleased how the number of applications continues to increase year on year and this year is no different. I’d like to thank the Judges for spending their time to help choose the winners of our Awards. It was a tough competition but we found our winners in the end!”

Voices are delighted to be chosen as charity of the year. Director, Ursula Lindenberg, added, Having the support of Bath Building Society through the coming year is a huge boost for Voices and a much-appreciated opportunity to build community support for people impacted by domestic abuse, who are working hard to rebuild their lives and those of their children.”

Full list of winners:

  • Bath Gateway Out & About – £1,500
  • Moorland Road Community Library – £1,000
  • Bath Area Play Project, Bath – £1,000
  • Bath Hospital Radio – £1,000
  • The Friends of Wheels For All – £500
  • Keynsham & District Mencap – £500
  • Nova Sports & Coaching – £500
  • Arts Together – £500
  • Threeways School – a pair of Balloon Tickets
  • Bath Symphony – a pair of Balloon Tickets
  • The Woodworks Project – a pair of Balloon Tickets

Pictured above:  Bath Building Society CEO, Kevin Gray, and The Mayor of Bath, Councillor Gerry Curran, with Voices Director Ursula Lindenberg (second left) and Kirsten Melbourn at the Charity Awards presentation in the Mayor’s Parlour.