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The spirit of Christmas hits Hungerford’s Extravaganza

Hungerford branch staff dressed up in festive outfits.

Newbury Building was once again a proud supporter of this year’s spectacular Hungerford Extravaganza, having donated £250 from its Community Support Scheme and opening its branch doors for some festive fun during the event. 

The donation from the Society went towards the overall running costs including road closures, security, road barriers and much more.

The annual celebration, now in its 26th year, is well-known and attracts a lot of people into the town which in turn supports the local economy. It is organised by Hungerford Chamber of Commerce, Greenham Trust, Hungerford Town Council and many local businesses. 

Penny Locke, Publisher of Hungerford-based publication, Penny Post, and supporter of this year’s event, said: “Newbury Building Society is a valued supporter of community events and has been a contributor towards the costs of the Hungerford Extravaganza in previous years. We were delighted and grateful to receive support from and we always view the Society as always helpful and friendly with an excellent reputation in the Hungerford area.” 

About the Community Support Scheme, Penny continued: “The Community Support Scheme provides an invaluable source of funding for projects and events that are non-commercial but have a lot of benefit to the community.”

The Society’s Hungerford branch joined in with the festivities and warmly invited guests to enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie as well as enter their charity ‘guess the weight of the Christmas cake’ competition, with proceeds going to Priors Court Educational Trust.

The branch was also delighted to be named winner of this year's ‘Best Dressed Shop Keepers’ competition. 

Naomi Hague, Customer Service Adviser at the Hungerford branch said: “It’s important to take part in the extravaganza as Hungerford branch has taken part for many years and our members look forward to coming in and seeing us for their mince pie and mulled wine and to have a chat.”

Emma Simms, Marketing and Communications Manager at Newbury Building Society said: “It was a pleasure to support a much loved event which brings the community together during the festive period. We’re looking forward to next year’s event already.”

Further information about the Society’s Community Support Scheme and eligibility requirements can be found on its dedicated webpage. Applications for 2019 consideration are now open with the panel meeting to allocate the next round of funding in early May.

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