West Yorkshire Colleagues Make a Difference

West Yorkshire Colleagues Make a Difference

At Lloyds Banking Group, we are dedicated to our purpose of Helping Britain Prosper, by helping people, businesses and communities to thrive. Lloyds Banking Group actively encourages colleagues to participate in fundraising and volunteering to support charities and good causes, meaning they can personally make a difference in their local community.

Lloyds Banking Group’s colleague volunteering programme “Day to Make a Difference” enables colleagues to spend at least one day per year volunteering for a charity or community project of their choice. We’ve made a commitment in our Helping Britain Prosper Plan to deliver 2.3 million volunteering hours by 2020. In 2016 alone, our colleagues completed more than 260,000 hours.

DAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

In July, a group of LBG colleagues spent two days volunteering in the local community in West Yorkshire as part of the Day to Make a Difference scheme. The first event was held at Middleton Park Equestrian Centre for the Disabled in Leeds, where colleagues spent the day sweeping, painting fences and grooming the horses. Colleagues were also given the opportunity to help the clients to ride the horses in lessons, carriage riding or hacking in the woods.

The second volunteering session was held at St Gemma’s Sorting Warehouse, sorting the stock and preparing it for sale at one of the charity’s shops. The colleagues found some real treasures; designer tops, sequinned ball gowns and more than one furry onesie! The stock will be stored for the winter, and then sold in the stores to fund the great work that the charity does.

Overall, the days were a real success and a fantastic opportunity for colleagues to give back to their local communities.