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From fixed rates to fixing the fells for Leeds Product team

Swapping spreadsheets for spades, Leeds Building Society’s Product team joined a conservation project to help preserve a Lakeland fell for future generations.

Their activities at Coniston Old Man included unearthing historic mining paths and maintaining fell paths and drainage gullies to protect the landscape.

The team were taking advantage of the Society’s volunteering scheme, which allows all colleagues a day’s paid leave each year to help in the community.

The day was led by the ‘Fix the Fells’ team, which is part of the National Trust.

Ian Griffiths from the National Trust said: “Coniston Old Man is an iconic Lakeland fell visited and climbed by thousands of people annually. A routine schedule of repair and maintenance is required to counter the effects of human erosion.

“Fix the Fells work to preserve the fells for future generations to experience, and we’re grateful for the support of Leeds Building Society and their volunteering scheme.”

Jaedon Green, General Manager – Products at Leeds Building Society said: “Working with Fix the Fells provided a great opportunity to bring the team together, whilst also making a difference in an area of outstanding natural beauty which will benefit thousands of people for years to come.”

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Pictured, back row L-R, are Rory Thomas, Mike Matwiejczyk, John Scally, RKevin Hunn, Brett Charlesworth, Jonathan Thompson, Simon Halliday, George Drake, Chris Leavesley and Sean Hanson.
Pictured, front row L-R, are Amanda Ball, Lauren Moore, Victoria Reid, Kathryn Mitton and Jaedon Green.

 

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Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.1bn (as at 31 December 2014). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.