From Powerpoint to pruning for Leeds distribution team

Bev Ives, Alys Denison, Kelly Broadhead, Steve Nichols and Simon Scarlett

Volunteers from Leeds Building Society spent a day clearing scrub and trees at Chevin Forest Park in Otley.

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

The efforts of the volunteers on valuable heathland will aid the wildlife and environment, whilst helping to improve facilities for visitors.

Bev Ives, distribution support manager at Leeds Building Society, said: “We all had a fantastic day at Otley Chevin working with a ranger on conservation tasks to remove trees which were endangering the heathland.

“It was a great opportunity to spend time with our team outside of work whilst also helping a good cause. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to arrange their own volunteering day.”

Pete Banks, countryside ranger at Leeds City Council Countryside and Parks Team, said: “On Behalf of Leeds City Council, thank you so much to the great team from Leeds Building Society.

“They did an excellent job working on one of the rarest and most important habitats within West Yorkshire. We hope to see them again in the future.”


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