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From spreadsheets to spades for Leeds Project team

A team of 25 volunteers from Leeds Building Society’s Change Delivery department spent a day revamping the adventure playground area at Nell Bank in Ilkley.

The team’s tasks included moving bark and painting an indoor dining room. 

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

Megan Isaac, from the Society’s Change Delivery team, organised the visit and said: “We had an amazing day and the staff at the site really appreciated our efforts. It was strenuous but satisfying, especially when you could see the completed work.

“It was a great team building exercise, and we all enjoyed working and interacting with people outside our normal environments. We found the activities, which will make a real difference to a large number of people, challenging and rewarding.”

Dan Goodey, Centre Manager at Nell Bank, said: “We would like to say a massive thanks to all the Leeds Building Society volunteers for their time and hard work. The adventure playground looks fantastic, our picnic area looks brand new again and the newly painted dining room is so much brighter as a result of the decorating.

“Nell Bank sees over 20,000 visitors a year from schools and community groups who will all benefit from the hard work of the volunteers for many years to come.”

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The Project Team

The Project Team (pictured L-R) Clare Renwick, Allison Banks, Jess Liversidge, Joanne Breslin-Brooke, Simon Gleeson, Helen Briggs, Abigail Ward, Laura Atkinson, Paul Horsbrough, Lois Lister, Craig Wheelhouse, Charlotte Houghton, James Flatt, Victoria Wood, Tom Tinkler, Sandra Lawson, Megan Isaac, Tom Collins, Rob Pickford, Richard Powell, Jade Broadhead, Jack Molyneux and Chris King.

Project Team (pictured L-R) Jack Molyneux, Abigail Ward, Helen Briggs, Craig Wheelhouse, Lois Lister, James Flatt, Tom Collins and Paul Horsbrough

Project Team (pictured L-R) Jack Molyneux, Abigail Ward, Helen Briggs, Craig Wheelhouse, Lois Lister, James Flatt, Tom Collins and Paul Horsbrough.

Nell Bank 1 shows (pictured L-R) Clare Renwick, Allison Banks, Jess Liversidge, Joanne Breslin-Brooke, Simon Gleeson, Helen Briggs, Abigail Ward, Laura Atkinson, Paul Horsbrough, Lois Lister, Craig Wheelhouse, Charlotte Houghton, James Flatt, Victoria Wood, Tom Tinkler, Sandra Lawson, Megan Isaac, Tom Collins, Rob Pickford, Richard Powell, Jade Broadhead, Jack Molyneux and Chris King.

Nell Bank 2 shows (pictured L-R) Jack Molyneux, Abigail Ward, Helen Briggs, Craig Wheelhouse, Lois Lister, James Flatt, Tom Collins and Paul Horsbrough.

Nell Bank is at Denton Road, llkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 0DE. 

Nell Bank provides day and residential experiences for schools and community groups across the full age and ability range. The award winning activities and nationally significant inclusive facilities make it a top choice for learning outside the classroom.

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.