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Sheffield branch colleagues support local animal sanctuary

Volunteers from Leeds Building Society’s Sheffield branch spent a day working at a South Yorkshire animal sanctuary.    

The Mayflower Animal Sanctuary looks after unwanted or abandoned cats and dogs and aims to find them new homes. 

The three Society colleagues took advantage of the volunteering scheme which allows all employees a day’s paid leave annually to help a good cause of their choice.

“The day went really well and we all enjoyed it,” said Christie Georgiou from the Sheffield branch.

“We did various tasks throughout the day including walking the dogs, playing with them and also helping with the cleaning of the kennels.”

Vin Mitchell, Kennel Manager, said: “We are currently very busy and the help provided by the volunteers was a lifeline.

“They were happy to get involved and get their hands dirty, and made a real difference to the dogs.

“They are welcome back anytime.”

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Notes to Editors

One of the Sheffield branch team during their volunteering day + one

The Mayflower Animal Sanctuary is at 6 Narrow Lane, Bawtry, Doncaster, DN10 6QJ.

Leeds Building Society’s Sheffield branch is at 14 Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HN.

Mayflower Sanctuary has been helping unwanted or abandoned Cats & Dogs in desperate need of help throughout South Yorkshire since June 2003.

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.