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Aberdeen branch volunteer to improve local community

Colleagues from Leeds Building Society’s Aberdeen branch joined other members of the community to help clear litter from streets in their neighbourhood.

Ronnie Brechin and Ross McKenzie were taking advantage of the mutual’s volunteering scheme, which allows all Society employees a day’s paid leave each year to help a good cause of their choice.

“We enjoyed being able to spend time together supporting the local community, for the benefit of residents,” said Ronnie Brechin, Branch Manager.

“Everyone found it very rewarding to see what we achieved together, and it’s satisfying to think our volunteering hours have helped make a difference to the neighbourhood.”

Councillor Jennifer Stewart said: “The community street clean-up was a fantastic event. There was a real community feel with cups of tea given by local residents to the thirsty workers. A feeling of war time nostalgia was mentioned.

“Leeds Building Society regularly help me with community events. Their contribution is always welcome, their staff are enthusiastic and I know them all by name.

“Working together as a whole community we can make improvements to enhance the local area. The streets look clean and tidy so a warm thank you to everyone.”

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Society members working alongside the community

Society members working alongside the community

Pictured are Ross McKenzie (Customer Service Adviser, third from right) and Ronnie Brechin (Branch Manager, far right) in their Leeds Building Society T-shirts along with Councillor Jennifer Stewart (fourth from right) and local residents of Blenheim and Hamilton Place

Leeds Building Society’s Aberdeen branch is at 68 Carden Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1UL.

Leeds Building Society operates throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and has assets of £15.9bn (at 31st December 2016). The Society’s head office has been based in the centre of Leeds since 1886.