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Football clubs net £30k from the Skipton

Skipton Building Society has given more than £30,000 to Blackburn Rovers and Plymouth Argyle football clubs as part of its affinity schemes.

The money has built up over the past 12 months on investment accounts set up by the building society for club supporters.

Blackburn Rovers were presented with a cheque (pictured left) for £17,123 at their recent game against Liverpool while Plymouth Argyle received a cheque for £13,500.

Over 500 Blackburn supporters and 200 Plymouth fans have signed up for the accounts, which have a minimum investment of £500.

Each year, Skipton donates 0.75 and 0.5 per cent of the average total annual balance of the accounts to Blackburn and Plymouth respectively.

Since the society linked up with Plymouth in August 1999 and Blackburn in September 2000, the clubs have received a total of £50,000.

The funds have been used to support projects within the clubs and the wider community, with Blackburn concentrating on youth development projects and Plymouth redeveloping part of its ground.

Skipton head of corporate communications Jennifer Holloway says: “Skipton is always keen to help support projects in the local community so we are delighted to be teamed with Blackburn Rovers and Plymouth Argyle in this way.

“Thanks to the hard work of their local branches, our partnerships continue to prove a huge success. These accounts show there is an easy way for supporters to look after their own finances while helping to fund their local team.”

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