04 August 2014

Leighton-Linslade Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has received £5,000 to help keep the Bureau’s services open.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

The grant will ensure Leighton-Linslade CAB can maintain its current opening hours for the next year and specifically the Monday late opening session which offers a more accessible service to those who work during the day

David Wood Bureau Manager at Leighton-Linslade CAB said: “This donation will enable us to continue to offer crucial support to the local community, especially at a time when we are experiencing increased demand for our services.”

Andrew Baker, Branch Manager at Santander’s Leighton Buzzard branch said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Leighton-Linslade CAB, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”

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Note to Editors
In 2013 the Santander Foundation donated £5 million to charities across the UK.

Media Contacts
Sarah Webster at Santander                       Tel: 020 7756 5533
David Wood at Leighton-Linslade CAB            Tel: 01525 374589

About Leighton-Linslade Citizens Advice

Leighton-Linslade CAB provides free, confidential advice and support to local residents on a wide range of issues including debt, benefits, housing, employment and consumer. Contact details can be found at Citizens  Advice Bureaux deliver advice services from over 3,300 community locations in England and Wales, run by 338 individual charities. For more information, please visit:

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About Santander

The Santander Foundation provides grants to UK registered charities that help disadvantaged people in communities where Santander has a presence. The Community Plus fund provides donations of up to £5,000 to small, local charities nominated by customers, staff and the charities themselves. Our Central Grants programme has grants of up to £10,000 available for education, training and financial capability projects. In 2013, £5 million was donated by the Santander Foundation to charities across the UK. For more information please visit:

Santander UK is a leading financial services provider in the UK and offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 31 December 2013, Santander UK serves more than 14 million active customers with c. 20,000 employees, c. 1,000 branches and 50 regional Corporate Business Centres. Banco Santander is a retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with a presence in 10 main markets. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1.24 trillion in managed funds, 103 million customers, 13,927 branches – more than any other international bank – and 182,958 employees at the close of 2013.