As part of its commitment to volunteering, Scottish Lloyds Banking Group employees have supported Edinburgh-domiciled charity Waverley Care with more than 1,500 working hours in the last couple of years.

The latest volunteering day took place on Friday 14 November and saw members of the Group’s Scottish Executive Committee (SEC) visiting the charity to explore ways to develop its strategy and reach more people.

Members of the SEC shared skills and insights with Scotland’s leading HIV and Hepatitis C charity, discussing elements of their strategy including positioning within the sector, external communications and organisational structure.

Philip Grant, Chairman of the Scottish Executive Committee, Lloyds Banking Group said: “Waverley Care offers vital support to people with HIV and Hepatitis. It is an organisation with a committed and professional workforce and we were all impressed and humbled to learn more about its great work and to give some of our insight and support which will hopefully deliver lasting benefits. Lloyds Banking Group is committed to bringing communities closer together across Scotland and a big part of that is delivered through colleague volunteering. We have set a target of reaching 2.3million paid volunteering hours across the UK by 2020. This will be achieved by working with organisations such as Waverly Care that support and transform lives across Scotland.”