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Bucks children's charity given boost by building society

£6,000 has been given to PACE by the Buckinghamshire Building Society, to support their work with children with motor disorders.

Published by Dan Gooding at 7:26am 29th April 2020. 3-minute read.

Bucks children's charity given boost by building society

A Buckinghamshire charity which helps children with motor disorders has been given a boost by the county's building society.

Buckinghamshire Building Society held their 113th Annual General Meeting recently in Chalfont St Giles.

This year, they have chosen to support PACE, who support children with motor disorders, with a grant of £6,000.

Every year their charitable foundation, administered by Heart of Bucks, makes a donation to a Buckinghamshire-based charity chosen by members and this is normally awarded at the AGM.

The Buckinghamshire Building Society say they are unique as a financial services provider headquartered and located in the county.  

Their charitable foundation continues to support local good causes and they aim to involve staff and Members where they can.

Previously the Society have made donations to Medical Detection Dogs, Macmillan Cancer Support and Rennie Grove Hospice.

Gerard O'Keeffe, CEO, Buckinghamshire Building Society:

"During the 2019 vote, Pace children's charity was chosen to receive this year's donation.

"Pace is a ground-breaking children's charity that transforms the lives of children and young people with motor disorders such as cerebral palsy.

"Our motto is "doing the right thing" and one of our core goals is to support and contribute to initiatives that benefit our local communities.  It gives me great pleasure to make this donation to Pace on behalf of our members."  

Pace Centre

Ian Sansbury, Chief Executive of Pace, said:

"We are absolutely delighted that Buckinghamshire Building Society and its members have chosen to support us with this generous donation towards our work. The babies, children and young people who attend Pace to access our transformational education and therapy services have to work really hard to do some of the things that most of us take for granted, and it is on their behalf that I extend our deep thanks for this gift.

"I am delighted to say that Pace is still very much open for business, despite the current lockdown, and we are continuing to deliver our life-changing work to children and families remotely. This gift really helps us to sustain that work at this challenging time."

Sadly due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the building society weren't able to have representatives from Pace with them in person at the AGM to share more information about their vital activities.  

It is possible to learn more about the charity and how you can support them via their website.

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