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Society donates £1,000 to water sports charity

Leeds Building Society has made a £1,000 donation to a water sports based charity who work with disadvantaged/at risk young people and disabled people of all ages.

The AHOY Centre has used the donation, from the Society’s Charitable Foundation, to purchase safety equipment allowing their participants to enjoy sailing and boating activities on the Thames.

The charity, based at Borthwick Street, Deptford in London, has used the £1,000 donation towards the purchase of 70 waterproof jackets, 40 pairs of waterproof trousers and 80 buoyancy aids.

Nayna Patel, Branch Manager at Leeds Building Society’s London Kingsway branch, recently visited The AHOY Centre to meet their apprentices, participants and volunteers and tour the centre. She also tried on one of the new buoyancy aids, and had photos taken on the slipway with their Sailability group.

Nayna Patel is pictured with the AHOY Sailability group, modelling new safety wear

Nayna Patel is pictured with the AHOY Sailability group, modelling new safety wear.