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Society’s donation for Headingley community area

The manager of Leeds Building Society’s Headingley branch combined quick thinking with community spirit to help repair a damaged flowerbed.   

Rowan Evans noticed a water pipe had burst opposite the branch in Otley Road, damaging a flowerbed. When he saw representatives from Headingley in Bloom working on the bed he went to ask how he could help.

The next step was applying for £100 from Leeds Building Society’s Community Fund to go towards replacing the summer bulbs. These funds arrived and Rowan spent a morning alongside Headingley in Bloom volunteers planting these.

“It was great to be involved in the regeneration of a community area on one of the busiest roads in Headingley. It was a shame the existing bed was damaged, and I’m proud to have supported Headingley in Bloom to get the flower bed back to its original condition,” said Rowan.

“I’m proud to work for a business which allows me the time to support local projects such as this, and want to thank the Society’s community fund for providing £100 towards this cause.”


Notes to Editors

Rowan Evans helping to fix a flowerbed in Headlingley

Rowan Evans helping to fix a flowerbed in Headlingley

Rowan Evans is pictured attending to the damaged flowerbed.

Leeds Building Society’s Headingley branch is at 18 Arndale Centre, Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 2UE.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £13.5bn (at 31st December 2015). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.