The Wilf Ward Family Trust is delighted to announce that we have been selected as one of the three fortunate beneficiaries of the Skipton Building Society’s Community Giving scheme, an initiative designed to support local charities and not-for-profit community groups that make a significant impact in their respective areas.

The Community Giving scheme is a testament to Skipton Building Society’s commitment to giving back to the communities it serves. Each branch in the Skipton network selects three deserving local organisations to receive cash donations, and we are thrilled to be one of the chosen groups this year. This recognition reflects the dedication and hard work of our team and supporters in striving to make a difference in the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and their families.

Starting from Monday 18th September 2023, customers visiting Skipton Building Society’s Ripon branch will have a unique opportunity to make a real difference in their community. Over a four-week period, customers can cast their votes for their favourite charity or community group from the three options presented. The organisation with the most votes will receive a generous cash donation of £500, with £300 for the runner-up and £200 for the remaining worthy cause. Voting will conclude on Friday 13th October 2023, at 4:30 pm.

The Wilf Ward Family Trust has a longstanding commitment to empowering the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and their families. Our mission is to provide essential support and create opportunities for personal growth, fostering a sense of inclusion and belonging within our communities. Your votes and support will enable us to continue empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives, leaving a positive and lasting impact on our community.

Additionally, we take pride in our partnership with sporting venues across the Yorkshire region to establish autism-friendly and accessible environments, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can enjoy the thrill of live sports without barriers. By voting for The Wilf Ward Family Trust, you are championing inclusivity and diversity in our communities.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Skipton Building Society’s Ripon branch for selecting us as one of the beneficiaries of the Community Giving scheme. We are excited about the opportunity to continue our vital work and create a more inclusive and compassionate society for all.

If you find yourself in the Ripon area or are visiting during the voting period, we kindly invite you to stop by Skipton Building Society’s Ripon branch and cast your vote in support of The Wilf Ward Family Trust. Your vote will bring us one step closer to making a lasting impact and improving the lives of those we serve. Thank you for your generosity, and together, we can create a brighter future for our community.