Our Charity and Community (2016)

Variety and Leeds donate Sunshine Coach to London primary school

Staff and pupils at The New Rush Hall School were excited to receive their brand new Sunshine Coach.

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Society’s Customer Liaison team swap office wear for overalls

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.

Seventeen volunteers tackled environmental improvements at a city charity so young people can enjoy more outdoor activities.

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From Powerpoint to pruning for Treasury team

Treasury Team at Otley Chevin

A group of 12 volunteers from our Treasury department spent a day clearing scrub and trees at Chevin Forest Park in Otley.

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From databases to digging for Leeds Financial Crime team

A team of 16 volunteers from our Financial Crime team spent a day improving the facilities for visitors to the Donkey Sanctuary in Leeds.

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Making your vote really count

We used our online member forum, TalkingPoint, to find out which charities you wanted us to support at our AGM earlier this year. You chose to support homeless charities and organisations supporting adults and children with physical and mental disabilities – Depaul and Sense.

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From spreadsheets to spades for Leeds Project team

A team of 25 volunteers from our Change Delivery department spent a day revamping the adventure playground area at Nell Bank in Ilkley

A team of 25 volunteers from our Change Delivery department spent a day revamping the adventure playground area at Nell Bank in Ilkley.

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From whiteboards to wheelbarrows for IT team

Ten volunteers from our IT department spent a day revamping the garden area at a childrens Sure Start centre

Ten volunteers from our IT department spent a day revamping the garden area at a children’s Sure Start centre.

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May Community Support

Louise Drummond volunteering with horses at disabled centre in Kinfauns, Perthshire

We give our colleagues up to seven hours paid leave each year to use for community volunteering - take a look at what they’ve been up to this month.

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Variety and Leeds present Sunshine Coach to South East primary school

Pictured, standing L-R, are Joanne Ferguson, Frances Milburn, Mary Petley and Joe Burton (all Leeds Building Society Stevenage branch). Sitting in the coach is Jamie Kelly, Assistant Headteacher at Chantry Primary Academy. The presentation took place at the Exhibition Area, Stevenage.

Variety, the Children’s Charity has handed over the keys to a Sunshine Coach to a school that supports special needs pupils, thanks to a £26,000 donation from Leeds Building Society.

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Society sponsors local football event

Pictured, Alison Cottle alongside some of the girls football players at the Festival of football.

Alison Cottle, branch manager at our Southampton branch, volunteered on the day, helping to set up and hand out certificates and goody bags to all the girls that took part. The Society also paid for new water bottles for the team.

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Society raises £8,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Please see attached pictured (L-R) Ian Lloyd-Jones, Kevin Mowles, Robin Owen-Morley (all Leeds Building Society), Pete Vallance (Clinical Operations Manager) Kit Von Mickwitz (Paramedic), Cpt Garry Brasher (Pilot) and Becky Priest (Leeds Building Society).

Colleagues from across the Society organised various fundraising activities throughout the year including climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks, playing netball and eating very spicy chillies.

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Society raises £11,000 for Hollybank Trust

Tony Raine and Jeanette Cartwright from Leeds Building Society are pictured (back row, 2nd from left and far right) alongside Hollybank staff and students.

Our Colleague Charity Group raised £11,000 towards communication equipment for a charity which supports visually impaired children

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Generous Society colleagues raise over £2,500 for local charity

Pictured (L-R) are Nicola Roddy (South Leeds Live at Home), Dorothy Kavanagh, Jack Kavanagh, Neil King, Mary Allinson (seated), Joan King (all service users), Deborah Bailey (Customer Service Advisor, Morley) Jayne Holland (Manager, South Leeds Live at Home) and Nichola Mullaney (Branch Manager, Mor

Generous colleagues at our branch in Morley have helped a regional charity who support older people to live safe, happy and independent lives in their own homes.

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Memory box gift from Society team makes a present of the past

Pictured, back row L-R, are Gary Brook, Alfie Penfold, Daniel Kamdem-Barnes, Aman Singh, Nikki Marsh and Jackie Mungovin. Front row L-R, are Tim Steere, Richard Rothwell and Ellen Hamilton.

Memory boxes assembled by colleagues from our Communications and Digital team are making a present of the past for people with dementia.

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