BUILDING society staff are swapping their uniforms for Santa suits to raise money for charity.
Workers at the Yorkshire Building Society’s Huddersfield branch are staging a number of fundraisers this month.
These include a sponsored run and cycle – all dressed up as Father Christmas and his elves.
On December 20 the managers and staff will make the 44-mile journey between 10 of the society’s branches.
Alongside the fancy-dress fundraising they will be raffling off a number of prizes donated by local businesses.
These include a signed Huddersfield Town shirt, restaurant meals and a luxury hamper. All of the cash raised will be given to the Alzheimer’s Society, which is the society’s charity of the year.
Ros Emson, manager of the Huddersfield branch, said: “We’re already in the Christmas mood here in the branch and we wanted to spread some Christmas spirit and raise money for a fantastic cause at the same time.
“As a mutual building society we like to get involved in community events such as this and it’s even better when a worthwhile cause gets a benefit too.
“I hope lots of people will call into the branch and show their support for us as we try and give Santa a run for his money.”
All funds raised for the Alzheimer’s Society will go towards the charity’s work in championing the rights of people living with dementia and their carers.
The campaign is part of the building society’s continued commitment to supporting charities and good causes.”