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28th Nov, 2021

Local business celebrates 160 years in Rugby

PROUD staff of Hinckley & Rugby Building Society have celebrated 160 years on the Rugby high street.

Originally founded as the Rugby Provident Permanent Building Society in 1861, the society was one of two that merged in 1983 to form the Hinckley & Rugby Building Society of today.

The business invited customers and members of the community to join the celebrations at the Rugby branch in North Street on Friday (November 5). The branch was specially decorated for the event, with memorabilia on display from Rugby’s history.

Guests on the day included long-serving members and supporters, representatives from Rugby charities, and Rugby MP Mark Pawsey who presented donations of £160 to four local charities on behalf of the Society – The St Matthew’s and St Oswald’s Church ‘Make Lunch’ project, the Hoskyn Centre, the Hill Street Community Centre, and The Bradby Club.

During the event, Chief Executive Colin Fyfe officially opened an in-branch collection point for Rugby Foodbank.

He said the Society was committed to giving back to its communities, strengthening its presence outside its branches, and connecting more directly with members.

He added: “We’re celebrating the 160th year of the Society in Rugby. We are so proud to be here after all that time and we are absolutely determined to stay on this site for the future for our community.

“This anniversary is an opportunity for us to re-energise our work locally through our community strategy. For us, this is all about sharing. Sharing our time, our expertise, and our resources with some very deserving causes. We are also looking forward to sharing another 160 years.”

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