Furness Building Society, which has branches in Barrow, Dalton, Grange, Kendal, Millom and Ulverston, has given a cancer charity a donation of just over £11,000.

The amount, which is from its own funds, is based on the collective total savings held by customers who opted to link their Community Savings Account to Rosemere Cancer Foundation from a choice of other local charities.

Dan Hill, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s chief officer, said: “We are immensely grateful to Furness Building Society for its continued support.

“Its help has benefitted hundreds of local cancer patients via a myriad of projects over the years. We cannot thank Furness Building Society and its customers, who choose to support us, enough.”

Since the society launched its Rosemere Community Savings Account twelve years ago, the charity has received a whopping £274,044.65.

Sarah Waine, marketing communications manager at the Furness Building Society, said: “Our customers can choose to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation as one of a number of local good causes.

“Rosemere Cancer Foundation is among these good causes for its work to improve cancer treatment for patients from throughout South Cumbria and Lancashire, which is also our neighbourhood.”