Bank staff volunteer at Barnsley Hospice

Eleven Yorkshire Bankworkers recently rolled up their sleeves to carry out voluntary work at a hospice in Barnsley
Eleven Yorkshire Bankworkers recently rolled up their sleeves to carry out voluntary work at a hospice in Barnsley
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Yorkshire Bank staff swapped their uniforms for overalls to carry out voluntary work in a hospice.

The 11-strong team, from Yorkshire Bank’s Sheffield Business and Private Banking Centre, spent a day at Barnsley Hospice to help repaint the garden fences and carry out other maintenance work.

In addition to providing general banking services for the charity, every year volunteers help renovate the hospice grounds for patients and visitors to enjoy.

Opened in 1985, Barnsley Hospice provides specialist palliative care and support to hundreds of local people and their families each year.

Their main priority is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients with a life limiting illness, whilst supporting their families, during the period of illness and bereavement.

The hospice relies on the generosity of its supporters to raise £2.1 million of its £3.8 million running costs each year.

Yorkshire Bank’s business centre associate, Sue Fletcher, who took part in the maintenance work session, said: “Barnsley Hospice provides an invaluable service to the local community and we’re never short of volunteers to lend a hand.

“The hospice has been a customer of the bank for a number of years now and it’s great to be able to make a contribution to such a worthy cause.”

Steve Field, Barnsley Hospice Estates Manager, said: “We are extremely grateful to Yorkshire Bank for their support.

“Their help means we can keep the fences and outside furniture maintained and in good condition so our patients and their families can enjoy being outside.”