YBS colleagues spruce up Preston residential home

A Preston residential home has been given a helping hand with a garden makeover after building society colleagues swapped their counters for an outdoor challenge.

Eight colleagues from the town’s Yorkshire Building Society branch, on Fishergate, spruced up the outside space at the entrance to Deafway Residential Home on Brockholes Brow.

The group planted small trees and flowers to add some much needed colour to the area and make the grounds more visually appealing.

Nicola Dickinson, customer representative for the Society, said:

We’re delighted to have been able to donate our time and new-found gardening skills to Deafway at the weekend.
Although it was a lot of hard work, the results looked great and it means the entrance area for the home looks more appealing for all who use the centre.

Deafway is a registered charity that provides specialist residential services which focus on the needs of Deaf people with a range of additional needs.

Mark Tierney, Manager for Residential Services at the home, said:

We are really touched with the generosity shown by Yorkshire Building Society colleagues to help us in the transformation of this area of the home.
We’re delighted with the new area and are confident it will continue to provide a relaxing environment for our residents and visitors.

The project was part of Yorkshire Building Society’s volunteering scheme which allows every colleague up to 31 hours’ paid leave a year to help out at a charity or good cause of their choice.

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