This year the Society donated 40 pence for each online vote and 20 pence for each vote cast via post or in person at the AGM, its 147th.
The money raised via the voting was rounded up by the Society to £1,250 for Rainbows Children’s Hospice, based at Loughborough, which helps children with life limiting and life threatening conditions.
Chief executive Chris White said: “Encouraging members to take part in our governance is important for the health of the Society, which exists and is owned by its savers and borrowers. That we can help Rainbows at the same time is important to us as it rewards voting with support for such a cherished charity.”
Patricia Brookes, director of fundraising at Rainbows, said: “It really does mean a great deal to all of us at the hospice when businesses like the Hinckley & Rugby Building Society support Rainbows.
“We’re incredibly touched that so many people have chosen to vote. Without the goodwill and donations from within our community, we simply would not be able to carry on caring for our children, young people and their families.”