At a Special General Meeting held on 14th March 2015 the Society’s delegates voted in favour of a transfer of engagements (merger) between the Society and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Manchester Unity Friendly Society (the Oddfellows).
The transfer was completed on the 30 April 2015 and the Druids Sheffield Friendly Society is now part of the Oddfellows Group.
The Society will continue to operate under the Druids Sheffield brand and the Druids Sheffield business will continue to be administered from the Druids Sheffield offices for around 6 months after which time administration will be transferred to Oddfellows offices in Manchester and Liverpool. Members of the Society will not see any changes to their policies or accounts and will continue to receive the same excellent service they are accustomed to.
For further information on the Oddfellows please visit their site www.oddfellows.co.uk
Druids Sheffield has been helping members with their financial welfare since 1858. We are a mutual friendly society, which means that there are no shareholders and therefore the Society is owned by and run for its members. The profits are shared amongst the members.
• Tax Exempt Savings Plan (with life cover)
• Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover)
We are often asked about the 'Druids' in the name – traditionally a Druid was the 'wiseman' of a community, giving advice to people in times of need, as well as being a 'medicine man' and mediator to solve disputes in the community. Of course, in modern times most people think of a druid as someone who wears a white hooded cloak and visits Stonehenge on midsummer solstice. We actually have no links to druids in the modern sense, although we like to think that all our members are 'wisemen', having chosen us to help with their financial security.