Woodbridge building society celebrates 100,000 hours of volunteering
PUBLISHED: 10:28 06 June 2019
A building society branch in Woodbridge is celebrating giving 100,000 hours of volunteering to the community.
The branch of the Yorkshire Building Society in the east Suffolk town is now keen to help other community groups and good causes as Volunteers' Week gets underway on June 1.
The firm's volunteering scheme allows every colleague up to 31 hours' paid leave a year to help out at a charity or good cause of their choice.
Charities, schools, good causes and community groups that need voluntary support can call in to the branch, on Thoroughfare, to find out ways they might be able to benefit from the society's scheme.
Jacqui Collins, manager of the branch, said: "Volunteers' Week is a great reminder of the contribution voluntary work can make across the UK and we know first-hand about the impact it has brought in Woodbridge.
"For over a decade we have seen that time can be just as valuable a gift as money to charities and community groups.
"That's why the society's programme gives us the opportunity to support projects and charities in our community here in Woodbridge and we want to hear from more local groups that need support."