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Leeds Product team spend third year Fixing the Fells

Leeds Building Society’s Product team used their volunteering leave to join a conservation project in the Lake District for the third successive year.

This year they braved atrocious weather conditions on Fairfield in the Lake District.

This follows their efforts repairing erosion and sensitive landscaping at Tongue Gill outside Grasmere in Cumbria in 2014, and maintaining fell paths and drainage gullies at Coniston Old Man last year. 

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

All these volunteering days were led by the ‘Fix the Fells’ team, which is part of the National Trust.

Nicholas Petrie, Upland Ranger at the National Trust, said: “Fix the Fells work to preserve the fells for future generations to experience, and we’re grateful for the ongoing support of Leeds Building Society and their volunteering scheme.”

Jaedon Green, Director of Product and Distribution at Leeds Building Society, said: “We’re delighted to continue our long-standing volunteering relationship with Fix the Fells by sending a team to the Lake District for the third consecutive year.

“Everyone always comes away with a great sense of achievement and perhaps a couple of aches thrown in. The team enjoy getting involved and the walkers clearly appreciate our efforts – protecting the environment in this way helps preserve the beauty of these locations for future generations.”

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Notes to Editors

members of the Product team during their volunteering day

members of the Product team during their volunteering day

Pictured are members of the Product team during their volunteering day.  

Fairfield is the highest of a group of hills in the Eastern Fells, standing to the south of the Helvellyn range.

Leeds Building Society has 65 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £14.9bn (at 30th June 2016). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.