Our Charity and Community (2015)

Generous Society members help to stock up The People’s Kitchen

Photo of Verena Harrigan with some of the cans donated

Generous members at Leeds Building Society’s branches in the North East have helped a regional homeless charity to stock up its cupboards in the build up to Christmas.

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From whiteboards to wheelbarrows for Leeds IT team

Volunteering in Hetton

A team of 11 volunteers from Leeds Building Society’s IT department resurfaced a bridleway in Hetton in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Simon’s Coast to Coast trek raises over £3,000 for charity

Coast to coast walk

A mortgage product manager at the Society has successfully tackled the 192 mile Coast to Coast walk, over 13 days, from St Bees on England’s west coast to Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast.

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Leeds team raises over £17,000 for Alzheimer’s Society

The team completing the bike ride

A team of 13 colleagues from Leeds Building Society has completed a Coast to Coast cycle from Whitehaven to Sunderland.

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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.

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Leeds sponsors local football team

Leeds Building Society Sponsors Local Football Team

The Middleton Park FC under 15s football team will be looking smarter next season thanks to a £500 donation from the Society.

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Society HR professional raises £550 for a cancer charity

Janet Lightfoot is pictured following the Leeds Xpress Triathlon.

Janet Lightfoot from our HR team successfully completed the Leeds Xpress Triathlon at Leeds Grammar School in one hour and 55 minutes, raising £550 for Breast Cancer Now - including £185 in matched funding from the Society.

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Three Peaks challenge team raises £2000

Colleagues from our Internal Audit team pictured in front of the viaduct by Whernside

A team of ten colleagues from our Internal Audit team successfully climbed the Yorkshire Three Peaks, raising £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.

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Halifax Marathon runner raises £1,000 for a great cause

Halifax marathon runner

The manager of our Halifax branch raised £1,000 for a mental health charity by taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon.

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Society raises £1,200 in Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Eleven cyclists from our Head Office raised £1,200 for Hollybank Trust by taking part in the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

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From fixed rates to fixing the fells for Leeds Product team

Leeds Product team fixing the fells

Swapping spreadsheets for spades, our Product team joined a conservation project to help preserve a Lakeland fell for future generations.

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Spring clean for Wallsend Parks

Colleagues from Direct Mortgage department teamed up with the Friends of Wallsend Parks to clear the parks of litter and get them ready for summer.

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Leeds team raises over £500 for local homeless charity

Footballers from the Society raised more than £500 for vulnerable and homeless people in Leeds at a charity tournament.

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Leeds raises over £5,000 for St Gemma’s Hospice

The Colleague Charity Group at the Society raised £5,750 for Leeds based St Gemma’s Hospice in 2014.

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Society donates £1,250 to Marie Curie

Our branches raised 1,250 for Marie Curies Great Daffodil Appeal...

Our branches raised £1,250 for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal by promoting daffodil pin badges last month.

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It’s no day at the beach!

Colleagues from the Customer Contact team pictured taking part in the challenge.

Colleagues from our Customer Contact Centre braved the harsh conditions of the Beach Warrior charity event to raise £1,200 for four charities, including the Great North Air Ambulance.

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Society raises over £5,000 for Hollybank Trust

Paul Cartwright and two representatives from the Hollybank trust accept the donation from Leeds Building Society

Society colleagues raised £5,750 for Hollybank Trust in 2014 towards the charity’s work with children and adults with disabilities in Yorkshire.

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Guide Dogs is our charity of the year in the North East

Colleagues at our branches in the North East have chosen Guide Dogs as their charity of the year for 2015.

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Society raises almost £500 for ill local baby

The Society’s branch in Norwich held a charity day which raised £500 on behalf of an ill local baby, with funds split between Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Great Ormond Street

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Cowgirl rustles up some loot

No, this cowgirl hasn’t just robbed the mail train! It’s actually musical theatre star Jodie Prenger accepting a £25,000 donation on behalf of Age UK from the Society

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Society Shows Heart

The British Heart Foundation mascot Hearty visited our Head Office branch

Our branches have been promoting the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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