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Leeds donates £1,000 to Calvert Trust Kielder

Leeds Building Society’s Charitable Foundation has made a £1,000 donation to a charity which provides outdoor activities to people with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities.

Calvert Trust Kielder has used the donation to contribute towards the purchase of an accessible buggy.

The charity is looking to purchase two buggies at a cost of £10,000 each to enable disabled adults and children to explore the countryside and enjoy the flora and fauna of Kielder Water & Forest Park, something they are unable to do in their own wheelchairs.

Vicky Sleight and Verena Harrigan from Leeds Building Society’s Morpeth branch visited Calvert Trust Kielder to meet their staff, guests and volunteers.

Vicky said: “Our Charitable Foundation is delighted to make this donation and support Calvert Trust Kielder.

“As a building society, we are owned by our members and are pleased to support good causes in the communities where we and our members live and work.”

Catherine Little, fundraising manager at Calvert Trust Kielder, said: “We can’t thank Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation enough for the support they have shown us. Their generosity will allow us to create many long-lasting memories for all our guests.”

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Morpeth Branch volunteers

Pictured (L-R) are Vicky Sleight, Verena Harrigan and Catherine Little.

Leeds Building Society’s Morpeth branch is at 34 Bridge Street, Morpeth, NE61 1NL.

Calvert Trust Kielder is at Kielder Water & Forest Park, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1BS.

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.