Lloyds Banking Group plc have committed to helping 4 services across the UK in partnership with The Disabilities Trust, a leading national charity providing specialist community-based and residential support for adults with acquired brain injury, complex physical or learning disabilities and for people with autism, including education.

It forms part of their colleague volunteering programme which enables colleagues to spend at least one day per year volunteering for a charity or community project of their choice.

Having already visited Graham Anderson House in Glasgow, and Tŷ Aberdafen in Llanelli, Wales. The team headed to Milton Keynes to Thomas Edward Mitton House (TEM). TEM is a specialist residential centre that provides continuing rehabilitation and specialist care and support for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). It forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

Helping out with the borders around the centre the team brought it back to all its former glory. The team said:

‘In the week that I completed 32 years of service with Lloyds Bank, it is a fantastic cultural development that as a company and as individuals, we can make time to support worthy causes such as the Thomas Edward Mitton House via the D2MAD scheme. It is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues away from the office’.Liz Garratt

‘It was great to get out into the community and do something for our Charity partners – a lovely day with some of the wider team and satisfying to see our hard work at the end was appreciated by the charity…. Even if I did ache the next day!’Maria Raymond

‘It was great to spend the day at Thomas Edward Milton House, a fantastic facility who support people with brain rehabilitation. I really enjoyed giving our time to support with their gardens and they were really appreciative with the results’ – Matt Cook

The team head to Leeds next.

Before and after

The team hard at work

Time for a quick selfie