A LEADING regional building society has given Albion a special bonus payment - and celebrated with a treat for some of our young fans.
England international Jake Livermore and Scotland international Matt Phillips visited the West Brom’s Dartmouth Square branch in West Bromwich town centre to receive a donation of £41,753 generated by the society’s affinity savings accounts.
The money will be invested in the club’s youth system to help find the stars of the future.
And to mark the moment, customers, staff and Baggies fans were invited to attend the presentation for a pictures and autographs session.
Tomasz Chadwick, Albion’s Partnerships Manager, said: “We would like to express our thanks to the West Brom for their continued support through their affinity accounts.
“The money donated by the West Brom will be a massive boost to our youth system and it’s brilliant to see a scheme which gives supporters such a unique opportunity to help the club.”
The West Brom operates two special savings accounts for Albion fans, available through its branches. Each is assigned a rate of interest, part of which pays the saver a return on their investment, while the rest is used to calculate the club’s annual bonus payment.
It means account holders who are enjoying watching the club on the pitch are also providing a helping hand off it.
David Taylor, Head of Products at the West Brom, said: “As a building society we are proud to make this donation and it was fantastic to welcome Jake and Matt to one of our branches.
“They created a real buzz of excitement during their visit and it was great to see such a brilliant turnout.
“Affinity accounts are a real win-win for fans – while saving money for themselves they can help to generate additional funds for their club at the same time. The annual bonus payment to West Bromwich Albion is based on the total amount saved across all accounts under the scheme, so the more fans put aside the more the club will ultimately receive.”