Health staff lend a hand to Leeds charity

NHS England volunteer group in the Emmaus Leeds urban allotment.
NHS England volunteer group in the Emmaus Leeds urban allotment.
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Volunteers from NHS England have been helping a charity which supports formerly homeless people.

A team of eight staff from its policy support unit, based at Quarry House, spent the day volunteering at Emmaus Leeds.

The team painted benches and railings in the urban allotment, helped on delivery vans and sorted through donated clothes, bric-a-brac and other household items.

Oli Mansell, policy coordinator at NHS England, said: “We were made to feel extremely welcome, and we welcomed the chance to work alongside an organisation with a mission and values so close to our own.”

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