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Leeds volunteers help disabled charity

Volunteers from Leeds Building Society spent a day helping out at a city disabled charity ahead of its move to new premises. 

William Merritt Disabled Living Centre assesses people with disabilities to discover what support they’ll need to live more independently.  

“We are lucky enough to shortly be moving into a new building, and seven volunteers from the Society’s Armley branch kindly helped us prepare for this by archiving documents,” said Rachel Gough, Marketing Manager at William Merritt Disabled Living Centre.  

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

Chris Sykes, Armley Branch Manager, said: “It was a great opportunity to spend time with our team outside of work whilst also helping a good cause.

“We were delighted to support a local disabled charity and will look at ways we can help them again in future.”

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The team outside William Merrit Disabled Living Centre

The team outside William Merrit Disabled Living Centre

The team inside the centre

The team inside the centre

Pictured, Outside, from L-R are Morgan Emsley, Nikki Emsley, Karen Walker, Chris Sykes, Fran Ward, Sam Kelly and Lisa Ward.

Pictured, Inside, from L-R are Fran Ward, Karen Walker, Chris Sykes, Lisa Ward, Nikki Emsley, Sam Kelly and Morgan Emsley.

William Merritt Disabled Living Centre provides impartial assessments for people with a disability and recommends equipment to help them lead a more independent life.

William Merritt Disabled Living Centre is at St Mary’s Hospital, Green Hill Road, Armley, Leeds, LS12 3QE.

Leeds Building Society’s Armley branch is at 45/47 Town Street, Armley, LS12 1XD.

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.