A Sheffield bank worker has helped build classrooms in a deprived South African community school.
Lisa Drury, from Santander, took part in the project in KwaZulu-Natal as part of the bank’s long-term partnership with children’s charity the NSPCC.
She was among a team of 37 Santander employees who put their DIY skills to the test by building two classrooms, a children’s play area and renovating a school hall.
Many classrooms in KwaZulu-Natal are overcrowded and in poor condition, with over 70 children often in one class.
April Armstrong, Santander’s charity manager, said: “The Santander South Africa Community Challenge was physically and emotionally demanding but a truly rewarding experience for everyone involved.”