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This summer many colleagues have been ‘lending a hand’ in their community, including a group of 6 at Hollybank Trust in Mirfield in July. Hollybank Trust gives high quality care to around 100 severely disabled children, young people and adults. This includes a special school, high quality supported accommodation, extensive therapy, nursing support, art, music and engaging activities.

On the day the volunteering team from Leeds Building Society were tasked with clearing a piece of land to plant up a wildflower meadow. They worked as a team through digging, raking the ground and removing all stones so that the area was clear for them to plant the seeds. They also had a full tour of the facilities and watched a DVD which showed the high quality care that Hollybank provides to the people who are there.

One of the six who attended was Mandy Haxby from the Society’s Sales Support team. Mandy said, “It was great to be an ambassador of the Volunteering Committee and Society and be able to have this opportunity. It was fantastic to work with a team of people who would not normally be together, forming a bond and working really well together. The volunteering is an excellent opportunity for all colleagues and personally I got so much from the day and will definitely be going back to help again."

A group of Leeds Building Society staff doing some gardening work

From left to right, are Nichola Mullaney, Jenny Daniels, Janet Lightfoot, Mandy Haxby, Ciara Brannigan and Sue Forge.