A local Building Society has launched a charity saver account, to help savers save their money as well as making a difference to four charities, including Arch.

Hanley Economic Building Society will make a donation to it’s nominated charities equivalent to 0.25% of the charity savers accounts’ balance.

Emma Russell, Business Development Manager at Arch, said: “Arch is delighted to be chosen as one of the charity partners to benefit from Hanley Economic’s exciting ‘Local Charity Saver Account’ initiative.

“As a local charity, support from local businesses is an essential part of helping us to achieve our mission of ending domestic abuse and making homelessness history.

“This partnership will enable us to support more vulnerable children, young people and adults through funding a range of items like starter packs for people moving in to their own home, essentials items and support to help individuals and families settle in to our refuges, resources enable us to deliver more of our healthy relationships programmes in schools, and activities and outings that enable children who have experienced domestic abuse to just spend some time being children again.”

Alongside Arch, Alice Charity, Douglas MacMillan Hospice and the YMCA North Staffordshire will also get a share of the donations.

Carley Shaw, who sits on Hanley Economic’s charity Steering group said: “The launch of the Local Charity Saver underpins the Hanley’s commitment to the local community in which is serves. We want to support and help local charities and this is a great way to make a difference. Savers get the benefit of an instant access account but also know that they’re supporting the community.”

Find out more about the Local Charity Saver account and opening one by popping into your nearest Hanley Economic Building Society branch, or visiting their website.