As a local, mutual building society we have been part of the community since 1924. We're passionate about the Stockport Borough and want to find ways to give back. Supporting local, good causes, already doing amazing things is one way that we do this.
Our Community Awards celebrate Stockport’s charity and not-for-profit sector, and the society has donated over £100,000 to good causes over the last ten years.
This year, we again held our Community Awards at our head office. The event was a huge success, and our 14 finalists received their share of our £10,000 Community Fund. It was incredibly humbling to hear about the different causes and how they would benefit from the donation.
Thank you to our members for voting and helping us to decide how the fund was shared. St Ann’s Hospice received the most votes, with Hawk Green Women’s Cricket Team and Together Trust in second and third.
This year’s finalists range from large, well-established charities to small grassroots organisations. They were all chosen for their work supporting communities in Stockport and its surrounding areas.
Vernon’s Colleague Choice Award, which awards an additional £500 of funding, also went to St Ann’s Hospice, meaning they received a total of £2,000.
Congratulations to St Ann’s Hospice, and to all our worthy finalists.
Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive at St Ann’s Hospice said: “We’re so proud to win the Vernon Community Award, particularly in our 50th birthday year.
“As a charity that needs to raise £20,000 a day to keep our hospice sites and community services running for local patients, the money generously donated by Vernon Building Society through these awards really does make a big difference."
“We wouldn’t be here without our amazing supporters and we’re so grateful to everyone that voted for us and also to the Vernon colleagues who voted for us too.”