Jigsaw banks on help from Lloyds

Staff from Lloyds Bank volunteer at Jigsaw School, Cranleigh SUS-150223-112841001
Staff from Lloyds Bank volunteer at Jigsaw School, Cranleigh SUS-150223-112841001

Whilst pupils at Jigsaw CABAS® School in Cranleigh were enjoying their half-term break, a group of staff from Lloyds Banking Group spent a day decorating rooms, painting corridors and making classes look fresh and bright, ready for their return.

Jigsaw educates and supports children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder at the Jigsaw CABAS® School and Jigsaw+ Adult Services on Dunsfold Park.

They have benefitted from Lloyds Bank’s staff volunteering initiative, ‘Day to Make a Difference’, for several years and were very pleased to welcome a team of 14 people from the Commercial team in the bank’s South Central Area, headed up by Education Relationship Manager, Martin Smith.

‘Day to Make a Difference’ is a Lloyds Banking Group’s volunteering programme, where colleagues are invited to use at least one working day a year helping support their local community.

The eager volunteers spent the day painting and decorating rooms and corridors, sorting store cupboards and ensuring toys and equipment were repaired and in full working order.

As Martin Smith said, “As part of the Group’s ambition to Help Britain Prosper, we were thrilled to use our Day to Make a Difference, to support local people and help our community thrive.

“I have been involved with Jigsaw for seven years now and always look forward to returning to see how the school has grown and developed. Everybody from Lloyds Bank who has been here gets a huge sense of satisfaction out of the day.”

Steven Morgan, Fundraising Officer at Jigsaw, said “We are very fortunate that Lloyds Bank are so proactive in their support of us and are willing to offer their time and energy to help us in this way.

“The areas that have been painted look fantastic and will give pupils and teachers a great lift when they return next week. Our thanks to Martin and his team for all their help and support over the last seven years.”

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Report and picture contributed by igsaw CABAS® School.