The North East’s largest building society has teamed up with local volunteer-run Stokesley library to help support its aim to make the library ‘a great place to go’.
Newcastle Building Society will provide financial support for at least the next three years for Stokesley Library to use towards any funding gaps, and further enhance the library facility and community activities.
As part of the support, the Society will also provide an ongoing series of talks which will focus on a range of community needs, including: talks on Dementia Awareness, retirement planning, internet security, buying a house and investment and estate planning.
Newcastle Building Society is continuing to demonstrate a strong commitment to high streets across the North East with its multi-million pound branch investment programme which will see it upgrade or relocate all of its 27 branches across North East England and Cumbria and also open new branches in Hawes, Wooler, Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle.
Stuart Miller, customer director at Newcastle Building Society, said: “As the North East’s largest building society, we’re committed to supporting our local High Streets and the communities within which we operate.
“We believe that the provision of local services such as libraries is crucial to maintaining thriving local communities and we’re therefore pleased to be working with North Yorkshire County Council and the fantastic volunteers at Stokesley library.”
David Heggarty, trustee of The Globe Community Library in Stokesley, said: “The Globe Community Library is very grateful for the support of Newcastle Building Society. We are pleased to be working with a business that is firmly rooted in the community and one which shares the same ethos and outlook that we do.
“We are a relatively new organisation and the help provided by Newcastle Building Society has allowed us to establish the library on a sound financial footing much earlier than would otherwise have been possible. We look forward to working alongside the Society in the coming years.”