Garden for disabled adults revamped by bankers

KIND-HEARTED: The bankers who helped to revamp the garden

KIND-HEARTED: The bankers who helped to revamp the garden

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A GARDEN belonging to disabled adults has been given a transformation, thanks to a kind-hearted team from Lloyds Bank.

Seven employees from the Bournemouth branch, pictured right, donated their time to Diverse Abilities Plus, which supports children and adults with physical and learning disabilities across the county, spending a day revamping the outdoor area at one of the charity’s supported living properties in Poole.

The team cleaned and repainted large blockwork walls, garden fences and the garage door, and also sanded, repaired and painted two garden benches, before pruning and weeding at the front of the house and giving the house number a lick of paint.

Carole and Lindsay, the two residents supported by the charity who live at the property, are now looking forward to enjoying the summer in their new-look garden.

Sarah Harrison, Diverse Abilities volunteer and recruitment manager, said: “It is fantastic to see big local companies taking the time to give back to local charities. It just goes to show what a big difference it really makes.

“We are always looking for volunteers so if you think you would like to donate your time please do get in touch.”

Find out more at diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk

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3:45pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Sir Cliff East says...

And the prize for the 'biggest most obvious PR stunt of the week' goes to.......
And the prize for the 'biggest most obvious PR stunt of the week' goes to....... Sir Cliff East
  • Score: -6

4:22pm Fri 1 Aug 14

60plus says...

Well done lads.good job.
Well done lads.good job. 60plus
  • Score: 5

5:07pm Fri 1 Aug 14

John T says...

Sir Cliff East wrote:
And the prize for the 'biggest most obvious PR stunt of the week' goes to.......
David Cameron and David Osborne, as reported in the first article on this site.
Sorry, Lloyds Bank, you lost marks for behaving badly!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: And the prize for the 'biggest most obvious PR stunt of the week' goes to.......[/p][/quote]David Cameron and David Osborne, as reported in the first article on this site. Sorry, Lloyds Bank, you lost marks for behaving badly! John T
  • Score: 2

7:11pm Fri 1 Aug 14

s-pb2 says...

John T wrote:
Sir Cliff East wrote:
And the prize for the 'biggest most obvious PR stunt of the week' goes to.......
David Cameron and David Osborne, as reported in the first article on this site.
Sorry, Lloyds Bank, you lost marks for behaving badly!
What has Lloyds Bank got to do with 7 local people giving up time to produce a garden for disabled adults?

They just happen to work for the bank in a local branch. Blaming them for the banking crisis just makes you look an idiot.

As 60plus said. Well done!
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: And the prize for the 'biggest most obvious PR stunt of the week' goes to.......[/p][/quote]David Cameron and David Osborne, as reported in the first article on this site. Sorry, Lloyds Bank, you lost marks for behaving badly![/p][/quote]What has Lloyds Bank got to do with 7 local people giving up time to produce a garden for disabled adults? They just happen to work for the bank in a local branch. Blaming them for the banking crisis just makes you look an idiot. As 60plus said. Well done! s-pb2
  • Score: 2

7:49pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Sir Cliff East says...

s-pb2 wrote:
John T wrote:
Sir Cliff East wrote:
And the prize for the 'biggest most obvious PR stunt of the week' goes to.......
David Cameron and David Osborne, as reported in the first article on this site.
Sorry, Lloyds Bank, you lost marks for behaving badly!
What has Lloyds Bank got to do with 7 local people giving up time to produce a garden for disabled adults?

They just happen to work for the bank in a local branch. Blaming them for the banking crisis just makes you look an idiot.

As 60plus said. Well done!
And you get this weeks top prize for having the wool pulled over your eyes.

No, these 7 were probably not fully responsible or the banking crisis but Lloyds staff have been very irresponsible regardind mis selling particularly PPI, its very very likely that some of the 7 here had a hand in some of that.

Anyway, it is clear that Lloyds are on a a 'charm offensive' as 7 random people from any company don't just do something for nothing and ring the echo for a story whilst doing it :-)

Lloyds probably arranged the whole set up, gave them all the day off at the same time and there you have it, PR dressed up a a story to fool only
idiots.

Now, I will say Ive been a Lloyds customer for many years and have no issue with their service. Most of my money is with the Nationwide and will continue to be, even if they don't paint any benches this week.
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: And the prize for the 'biggest most obvious PR stunt of the week' goes to.......[/p][/quote]David Cameron and David Osborne, as reported in the first article on this site. Sorry, Lloyds Bank, you lost marks for behaving badly![/p][/quote]What has Lloyds Bank got to do with 7 local people giving up time to produce a garden for disabled adults? They just happen to work for the bank in a local branch. Blaming them for the banking crisis just makes you look an idiot. As 60plus said. Well done![/p][/quote]And you get this weeks top prize for having the wool pulled over your eyes. No, these 7 were probably not fully responsible or the banking crisis but Lloyds staff have been very irresponsible regardind mis selling particularly PPI, its very very likely that some of the 7 here had a hand in some of that. Anyway, it is clear that Lloyds are on a a 'charm offensive' as 7 random people from any company don't just do something for nothing and ring the echo for a story whilst doing it :-) Lloyds probably arranged the whole set up, gave them all the day off at the same time and there you have it, PR dressed up a a story to fool only idiots. Now, I will say Ive been a Lloyds customer for many years and have no issue with their service. Most of my money is with the Nationwide and will continue to be, even if they don't paint any benches this week. Sir Cliff East
  • Score: 0

8:23pm Fri 1 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Now are these "bankers" formally known as traders or are they just bank workers? A very big difference
Now are these "bankers" formally known as traders or are they just bank workers? A very big difference bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 1

12:26am Sun 3 Aug 14

s-pb2 says...

Sir Cliff East wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
John T wrote:
Sir Cliff East wrote:
And the prize for the 'biggest most obvious PR stunt of the week' goes to.......
David Cameron and David Osborne, as reported in the first article on this site.
Sorry, Lloyds Bank, you lost marks for behaving badly!
What has Lloyds Bank got to do with 7 local people giving up time to produce a garden for disabled adults?

They just happen to work for the bank in a local branch. Blaming them for the banking crisis just makes you look an idiot.

As 60plus said. Well done!
And you get this weeks top prize for having the wool pulled over your eyes.

No, these 7 were probably not fully responsible or the banking crisis but Lloyds staff have been very irresponsible regardind mis selling particularly PPI, its very very likely that some of the 7 here had a hand in some of that.

Anyway, it is clear that Lloyds are on a a 'charm offensive' as 7 random people from any company don't just do something for nothing and ring the echo for a story whilst doing it :-)

Lloyds probably arranged the whole set up, gave them all the day off at the same time and there you have it, PR dressed up a a story to fool only
idiots.

Now, I will say Ive been a Lloyds customer for many years and have no issue with their service. Most of my money is with the Nationwide and will continue to be, even if they don't paint any benches this week.
Wow just how insanely bitter are you?. If I worked in a bank id check you for weapons first as you obviously have some ridiculous grudge against anyone working for a bank
[quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: And the prize for the 'biggest most obvious PR stunt of the week' goes to.......[/p][/quote]David Cameron and David Osborne, as reported in the first article on this site. Sorry, Lloyds Bank, you lost marks for behaving badly![/p][/quote]What has Lloyds Bank got to do with 7 local people giving up time to produce a garden for disabled adults? They just happen to work for the bank in a local branch. Blaming them for the banking crisis just makes you look an idiot. As 60plus said. Well done![/p][/quote]And you get this weeks top prize for having the wool pulled over your eyes. No, these 7 were probably not fully responsible or the banking crisis but Lloyds staff have been very irresponsible regardind mis selling particularly PPI, its very very likely that some of the 7 here had a hand in some of that. Anyway, it is clear that Lloyds are on a a 'charm offensive' as 7 random people from any company don't just do something for nothing and ring the echo for a story whilst doing it :-) Lloyds probably arranged the whole set up, gave them all the day off at the same time and there you have it, PR dressed up a a story to fool only idiots. Now, I will say Ive been a Lloyds customer for many years and have no issue with their service. Most of my money is with the Nationwide and will continue to be, even if they don't paint any benches this week.[/p][/quote]Wow just how insanely bitter are you?. If I worked in a bank id check you for weapons first as you obviously have some ridiculous grudge against anyone working for a bank s-pb2
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