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Swansea branch team support local good cause

Colleagues from Leeds Building Society used their volunteering leave at a Swansea-based charity.

Friends of the Young Disabled provide a centre for the young disabled and other members of the community to meet and use its facilities. 

These facilities have been improved and expanded following the efforts of the five volunteers in clearing out two rooms at the charity’s centre.

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

Amanda Evans, Branch Manager at Leeds Building Society’s Swansea branch, said: “The volunteering day provided an opportunity for team building and skills development.

“It was also great for boosting individual morale, as our colleagues realised they were making a difference in the lives of some of the most isolated people in Swansea.

“We have made a difference to this charity as we’ve made a new room available which has been unused for many years.” 

Chris Holley, Chairman at Friends of the Young Disabled, said: “It’s always great to welcome and thank volunteers who come in their own free time to help with the work we do.

“I’d like to thank them for all the work they did, and look forward to any other collaboration that can take place.”

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Notes to Editors

Pictured L-R, Sharon Penn, Carrie Rainey, Amanda Evans and Claire Christie.

Pictured L-R, Tyler Richards, Joel Jones, Claire Christie, Chris Holley, Amanda Evans, Sharon Penn and Carrie Rainey.

Friends of the Young Disabled is a Swansea based charity, established in 1985, which provides a centre for the young disabled and other members of the community to meet and use its facilities to promote learning opportunities, engage in social activities and have fun. It’s a charity based company which is solely dependent on donations.

Friends of the Young Disabled is at Gordon Moore Centre, 300 Carmarthen Road, Cwmbwrla, Swansea, SA5 8NJ.

Leeds Building Society’s Swansea branch is at 52 Queensway, Stevenage, SG1 1EE.

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.