THE Ilkley branch of Yorkshire Building Society is holding its first action day on Friday, March 3 in support of its new three year charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).

EYH brings together local charities as a national movement to end homelessness among 16-25 year-olds in the UK. Yorkshire Building Society aims to raise £750,000 to support over 700 homeless young people into their own rented homes.

Colleagues at the branch on Station Road will be raising funds through selling EYH trolley coin key rings, holding a cake sale and running a quiz raising awareness about youth homelessness.

Anthony Pinder, manager of the Ilkley branch of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We are proud to launch our new partnership with End Youth Homelessness and hope our customers and members of the public in Ilkley really get behind us.

“Our action days will raise funds for rental deposit guarantees, home essentials grants, and practical help for homeless young people seeking to live independently.

“This partnership is at the heart of what we do at Yorkshire Building Society. As an organisation we pride ourselves on helping people become financially secure and achieve everything they can, including having a place to call home.”