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Leeds Building Society supports Volunteers’ Week

Leeds Building Society offers every colleague a day’s paid leave each year to volunteer in the community.

This is a great way for colleagues to support their local communities, and also works as a fantastic team building exercise.

It’s currently Volunteers’ Week, and the Society has 44 employees signed up to support a variety of projects.

These include refurbishing assault courses for a children’s centre, helping a school to create a new garden and serving breakfast to older people at risk of social isolation.

The mutual’s colleagues volunteered 2,530 hours to support 70 good causes in 2016, the equivalent of 361 days in total with over 30 per cent of people taking part.

During 2017 there have been some terrific examples of colleagues getting involved, including giving careers talks, working in a local charity shop and organising events.

“Volunteering is a key part of how we contribute to local communities and I am delighted that colleagues from across the business have decided to get involved in volunteering week 2017,” said Luke Wellock, Leeds Building Society’s Corporate Responsibility Manager.

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Volunteering at Lineham Farm

Volunteering at Lineham Farm

Community Cafe

Community Cafe

Please see attached pictures during Volunteers' Week at Lineham Farm and OPAL (Older People's Action In The Locality).  

Lineham Farm is at Swan Lane, Eccup, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 8AZ                       
OPAL's Welcome In Community Centre is at 55 Bedford​​ Drive Leeds, LS16 6DJ.

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.