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From spreadsheets to spades for Leeds project team

A team of 25 volunteers from Leeds Building Society’s Change Delivery department spent a day revamping the adventure playground area at Nell Bank in Ilkley.

The team’s tasks included moving bark and painting an indoor dining room. 

The colleagues took advantage of the Society’s volunteering scheme, which allows all employees a day’s paid leave each year to help in the community.

Megan Isaac, from the society’s change delivery team, organised the visit and said: “We had an amazing day and the staff at the site really appreciated our efforts. It was strenuous but satisfying, especially when you could see the completed work.

“It was a great team building exercise, and we all enjoyed working and interacting with people outside our normal environments. We found the activities, which will make a real difference to a large number of people, challenging and rewarding.”

Dan Goodey, centre manager at Nell Bank, said: “We would like to say a massive thanks to all the Leeds Building Society volunteers for their time and hard work. The adventure playground looks fantastic, our picnic area looks brand new again and the newly painted dining room is so much brighter as a result of the decorating.

“Nell Bank sees over 20,000 visitors a year from schools and community groups who will all benefit from the hard work of the volunteers for many years to come.”

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