With the release of the long awaited ‘Minions’ film this week children up and down the country are counting the sleeps until Friday 26th when the film will go on general release.

For one group of children the minions have come early by way of a treat from Leeds Building Society. The branch in Blyth invited the children from the Dales School to call in and collect 70 of the Variety ‘Minion’ Gold Heart Pin Badges; that’s one badge for every child. The school focuses on improving the lives of children who have Special Educational Needs and disabilities from the age of four through to 11.

This continues the long standing relationship between Leeds Building Society and Variety which has included handing over the keys to a Sunshine Coach to Dales School in Blyth last year.

Helen Shaw, Deputy Head at The Dales School said:

“The children enjoyed the Minions event and the staff from the Blyth branch, very generously, gave us enough Minion badges for every child in school. They were all thrilled.We are also very grateful to Leeds Building Society for helping us to buy a new Sunshine Coach last year, to help transport our special needs children, where required.”

All 65 branches of Leeds Building Society are currently promoting the ‘Minion’ themed pin badges to coincide with the release of the film in cinemas on Friday 26th June.

Martin Richardson, Leeds Building Society’s General Manager – Business Development said:

“We are delighted to offer continued support to disadvantaged children and young people who deserve to participate in every aspect of school life and to spread their wings into the community.”