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Society volunteers get Christmas all wrapped up in Peterborough

Four volunteers from Leeds Building Society’s Peterborough branch helped ease the stress for last-minute Christmas shoppers by wrapping gifts at their local shopping centre.

Shoppers at Queensgate in the city centre could have their Christmas presents wrapped in return for a donation to Bloodwise, the UK’s biggest blood cancer charity.

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.

Junaid Hussain, assistant manager at the Peterborough branch, organised the day and said: “The present wrapping was great fun and we all enjoyed it.

“The shoppers were grateful and generously donated £200 in total to Bloodwise.”

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Notes to Editors

Pictured are Junaid Hussain and Louise Braybrook.

Pictured are Junaid Hussain and Louise Braybrook.

Leeds Building Society’s Peterborough branch is at 2 Queen Street, Peterborough, PE1 1PA.

Bloodwise is the new name for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.7bn (as at 30th June 2015). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.