Staff at a Dundee building society have helped to raise more than half a million pounds for a national charity.
Yorkshire Building Society, based on Commercial Street, raised the funds for End Youth Homelessness (EYH) along with colleagues at other UK branches. The £500,000 raised by the society helps fund the charity’s rent deposit scheme.
The EYH initiative helps private landlords to fill vacant properties quickly and free of charge.
To date, the scheme has assisted 180 young people into their own rented homes.
Dundee’s branch has helped to raised nearly £1,600 since the partnership was launched in 2017.
Branch manager Moira McKenzie thanked customers for their generosity.
She said: “Through our partnership with End Youth Homelessness we are providing real help for young people in need.
“Thanks to the generosity of people in Dundee we have been able to provide homeless young people with a safe place.
“Everyone who has played a part in us reaching this milestone donation should be proud.”
Nicholas Connolly, managing director of EYH, added: “I want to thank all Yorkshire Building Society colleagues and customers who have donated to our cause. Without this support we simply couldn’t help vulnerable young people who so desperately need it.”