Swansea Building Society’s 100-Year Ball was held at Swansea Arena on Friday, June 30. Amidst the glamorous festivities, the Society not only celebrated the glory of 100 years of service but also demonstrated its deep-rooted commitment to giving back. With match-funding by the Society, the event raised an impressive £4,360 for Maggie’s Swansea, amplifying the impact of the occasion.
The Centenary Ball, hosted by singer, actor and comedian, Wynne Evans, brought together the Society’s dedicated staff, past and present, as well as esteemed Non-Executive Directors, valued external partners, local dignitaries, and collaborators from Swansea and beyond.
The attendance of local dignitaries, including The High Sheriff of West Glamorgan, Alan Brayley VR DL, and former Wales and British and Irish Lions Captain, Alun Wyn Jones, underscored the significant impact Swansea Building Society has had on the communities it serves. The Society’s commitment to helping the people of Swansea and its surrounding areas, through its charitable endeavours, and its dedication to helping foster economic growth in the region, through the provision of its financial services, has forged lasting partnerships which were celebrated on the night.
Many of the Society’s external partners, who have been integral to its success over the years, were also present at the ball. Their collaboration and support have been instrumental in enabling the Society to provide the exceptional financial services it is known for.
The ball was a glittering affair, marked by a captivating blend of nostalgia, celebration, and heartfelt gratitude towards all those who have contributed to the Society’s remarkable journey over the years.
As Swansea Building Society’s centenary year continues to unfold, it remains steadfast in its mission to provide exceptional financial services, tailored savings and mortgage products, and a personal, face-to-face approach that prioritises the financial goals and well-being of its customers.
2023 will also see the mutual focus on several centenary initiatives. The largest of these will see it donate £100,000 to local charities, with other Society initiatives during 2023 including 100 days of volunteering, where the Society will encourage its staff to volunteer on local projects, and 100 trees planted at Penllergare Valley Woods.
Alun Williams, Chief Executive of Swansea Building Society, said:
“The 100-Year Ball was a truly unforgettable celebration of our Society’s century of service. We were honoured to have our dedicated staff, esteemed Non-Executive Directors, valued partners, local dignitaries, and cherished collaborators join us in commemorating this remarkable milestone. The evening was a testament to the enduring spirit and unwavering commitment that has propelled Swansea Building Society to success for the past 100 years.
“We extend our heartfelt thanks to all who have been a part of our journey and look forward to continuing to serve and support our community for many more years to come.”