Moving Forward Together
Thanks to our members and colleagues, we were able to take part in some more fantastic community projects in 2015, and raise a significant amount of money through donations and volunteer work.
Below are some of our stories from last year.
The 140 Challenge
Our Direct Distribution team raised £24,000 for The Alzheimer’s Society with their recent biking challenge – way beyond the shared branch network target of £14,000! Additional contributions from the colleague charity group took the total to £31,500. The team completed an epic 140 mile coast to coast bike ride in relay, from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Sunderland, taking over two days. Congratulations to the team for their fundraising efforts.
Homes for Armed Forces Veterans
Our volunteers spent a day getting their hands dirty to support armed forces veterans as part of BBC One’s ‘DIY SOS: Homes for Veterans’.
You might have spotted our colleagues from Leeds Building Society’s Mortgage School of Excellence getting stuck in and helping the DIY SOS team to create safe, secure homes for injured military service personnel.
Rob Clarke, Lending Team Leader said “There was a great atmosphere on-site and a real sense of community spirit in what was being achieved. The team got some brilliant feedback for their efforts, with a site foreman describing the team as an ‘army of busy ants’. Our efforts were also praised by some of the contractors”.
Many thanks to everyone involved, and also to our colleagues who won the ‘Great Team Work Prize’ at our Employee of the Year Awards and donated their £400 prize money to the cause.