Windfall for three charities in Fakenham and Sculthorpe

Leah Collins, Junaid Amned and Mandy Gook, with change donated by customers at the N&P.

Leah Collins, Junaid Amned and Mandy Gook, with change donated by customers at the N&P. - Credit: Archant

Three charities in Fakenham are among 1,000 around the UK to benefit from Yorkshire Building Society members' small change.

The society's charitable foundation has donated a total of £100,000 to charities and good causes nominated by people during its Small Change Big Difference campaign.

Fakenham First Focus, Stroke Association and Sculthorpe Play Park Revamp were among those to be given a £100 donation after being nominated at the Fakenham branch of Norwich and Peterborough (N&P) Building Society, which is now part of the Yorkshire.

The charitable foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference scheme where members donate the pennies from the annual interest on their accounts to help charities and good causes.

Nina Sexton, manager of the Fakenham branch of N&P, said: 'I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came into the branch to nominate a charity for a donation during our Small Change Big Difference campaign.

'We are committed to our community and I hope these donations will enable the charities to carry on their wonderful work here in Fakenham.'