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Society volunteers look after a local green space

Colleagues from Leeds Building Society teamed up with a community group to clean up a city green valley.

Volunteers from the Mortgage Services department joined Wyke Beck Valley Friends Association in East Leeds. 

Their activities included litter picking, building two benches and completing a general tidying of the area.

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

“The team enjoyed getting involved and Wyke Beck Valley Friends Association clearly appreciated our efforts,” said Siobhan Walpole from Mortgage Services.

“Looking after the green valley in this way gives the local community a place to go and enjoy their natural surroundings. 

“The volunteers have said they will be looking to lend a hand again in the future.”

Jon Dunster, Countryside Ranger at Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside, said: “It was terrific to see staff from Leeds Building Society add their support to the fantastic work that is being undertaken by the Wyke Beck Valley Friends Association on a daily basis to keep this very important green space looking so great.”

 

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Notes to Editors

Pictured (L –R) are James Sheard, Jennifer Mullane, Tracey Jackson, James (community group), James Poupard, Lisa Hartley, Jayne Loney and Claire Shaw.

Wyke Beck Valley Friends Association is at Wykebeck Valley Road, Killingbeck, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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.