Leeds Customer Liaison team swap office wear for overalls
Volunteers from Leeds Building Society have tackled environmental improvements at a city charity so young people can enjoy more outdoor activities.
The team of 17 cleared wasteland at Lineham Farm so a decking area could be built around the new static sensory caravan.
They also carried out earth works and built a stage for the charity’s outdoor theatre, at its site in Swan Lane, Eccup.
The Customer Liaison colleagues took advantage of the volunteering scheme, which allows all Society employees a day’s paid leave each year to help in the community.
“We feel that the day we spent volunteering contributed in some small way to the fantastic work that is done at Lineham Farm,” said Michelle Mantle-Lamb, Customer Liaison Team Leader.
“The charity likes to ensure thousands of children each year take away something that can’t be seen but is priceless - lasting childhood memories they can cherish for years to come, and we’re proud to have helped play a small part in that.”
Amanda Bennett, from Lineham Farm, said: “Leeds Building Society have always been a great supporter to us over the years, donating time, teamwork and money to enable us to continue our work with underprivileged children in Leeds.
“The most recent teams rolled their sleeves up and got stuck in to two projects. The area around our brand new sensory caravan, for children with severe disabilities, needed clearing so that we can build a ramp and decking around it. We are also building an outdoor theatre area so that our young people can put on plays and performances during the week.
“The work that the Leeds Building Society teams carried out will benefit our young people hugely and we really appreciate their ongoing support.”
Notes to Editors
Pictured, back row L-R, are Liam Calvey, Josh Marshall and Sasha Mortimore.
Front row, L-R, are Alan Higgins, Oliver Hutchinson and Hannah Dobson.
Lineham Farm is at Swan Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AZ.
Lineman farm is a charity which provides a haven for under privileged children. The children arrive on a Monday morning and stay until Friday afternoon. The charity provides a wonderful residential experience that has been fine-tuned over the last 20 years.
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.