Bag a badge to help cause

The Doncaster branch of Leeds Building Society is supporting Asthma UK by selling pin badges of the children’s TV character Bagpuss.

The Frenchgate branch is participating by offering the Bagpuss pin badges for a suggested donation of £1 until Friday, December 16.

Asthma affects 5.4 million people in the UK, this equates to 1 in 5 households, 1 in 12 people and 1 in 11 children. It leads to 200 emergency hospital admissions every day, and three people a day die from asthma. Furthermore, 90% of the deaths from asthma are preventable.

Brett Stubbings, branch manager said, “This campaign provides a great opportunity for our staff and customers in Doncaster to raise awareness of this very common condition, whilst raising essential funds towards research and prevention.”