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Halesowen pensioners clinch cash award from building society
5:02pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
A HALESOWEN pensioners' group is celebrating after being awarded a cash windfall by a building society.
The Yorkshire Building Society asked customers to vote for their favourite charity so cash from its charitable foundation could donate cash.
The Senior Citizens Drop In Centre won £200 after coming third behind Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Make a Wish Foundation.
Belle Vale Councillor Jill Nicholls said: “I am delighted that the drop in centre has been nominated by people in the community to receive £200 from the Yorkshire's charitable foundation.
“The volunteers will be discussing what they will put the money towards, and one of the suggestions is some new furniture for the centre, and also a new fridge.”
She added: “I know the centre's founder Elsie Maybury would have been overjoyed with the support the centre has received from various organisations, and that it is blessed with kindness from people in the community.
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