Volunteers lend a helping hand

Lloyds banking group help at ST Andrew's Infant School, Brighouse, as part of give and gain day
Lloyds banking group help at ST Andrew's Infant School, Brighouse, as part of give and gain day

VOLUNTEERS from the Lloyds Banking Group have been lending a helping hand to Brighouse schools.

As part of the Business in the Community’s Give and Gain Day, sponsored by the bank group, staff have been supporting projects at St Andrew’s Infant School, Brighouse, Highbury School and the William Henry Smith school, both in Rastrick.

Lloyds banking group help at William Henry Smith School, Rastrick, as part of give and gain day

Lloyds banking group help at William Henry Smith School, Rastrick, as part of give and gain day

Twelve Halifax colleagues spent the day working on William Henry Smith School’s therapy garden which has suffered from the effects of the extreme weather in recent months.

Brendan Loughnane, director of training and out-reach at the school, organised the volunteers who worked on the garden’s paths, fences and pond to bring them back up to specification.

He said they were delighted to have their support. “The experience presents a fantastic opportunity for the volunteers to get a real insight and understanding of what we do at the school, along with the great sense of achievement that they will had at the end.”

A group of 35 Halifax colleagues pulled together at St Andrew’s to tidy up the playground, paint benches and build a bike shed. Halifax worker Nigel Swift said it was a great opportunity fr them to work together from different departments and give something back.

Head teacher Naomi Wood, said: “We wanted to make the outdoors look bright and cheerful and I’m so impressed and grateful to them.”