Lloyds bank staff’s Christmas fundraising for Holbeck Together

Lloyds Banking Group employee, Olivia Valentine, has partnered with Holbeck Together for the last 3 years to organise and deliver a Christmas Present Drive for families across South Leeds.

Over the past 3 years, Olivia and her colleagues in Lloyds Banking Group have raised over £8,000 worth of Christmas presents, built up over 200 hampers, and wrapped almost 1,000 toys, gifts, and treats!

This year, they’ve gone digital! You can now make a financial donation to support the Christmas Present Drive on this JustGiving page where all money raised will be matched by Lloyds Banking Group through their ‘Matched Giving’ scheme.

You can still also donate any new toys in person at the Lloyds Banking Group HQ in Leeds – just pop by with a present (marked for the attention of Olivia Valentine): 1 Lovell Park Rd, Woodhouse, Leeds, LS2 8DA

Elissa Newman, Holbeck Together’s CEO, commented:

“We are always blown away by the sheer volume of presents and the amazing generosity of the Lloyds Banking Group staff. The joy we see from children receiving the presents is so special.

“We hope our wider community and supporters will get behind this initiative to raise as much as possible in the run up to Christmas.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Holbeck Together


While you’re here, can we ask a favour?

South Leeds Life is published by a not-for-profit social enterprise. We keep our costs as low as possible but we’ve been hit by increases in the print costs for our monthly newspaper – up 83% in the last 12 months.

Could you help support local community news by making a one off donation, or even better taking out a supporters subscription?

Donate here, or sign up for a subscription at bit.ly/SLLsubscribe

Thank you for your support