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Swapping customers for cattle and homes for horses, the customer engagement team took a day away from dealing with housing matters to help a small city farm on the banks of the River Tyne in Newcastle.

With smart clothes swapped for wellington boots and old jeans, the team soon got stuck in to mucking out animal sheds, painting outbuildings and tidying the yard for the charity Ouseburn Farm.

“It’s nice to do something together that’s completely different from our day to day duties” said Jill Hayton, Customer Involvement Officer. “We’ve had such a laugh.  It’s just what we needed to boost team morale after a difficult few month at work”

The team importantly, also found out about the charity and its benefit to the local community.  “It’s great to see school children visiting to find out about animals and where there food comes from.  By volunteering, we’ve allowed charity staff to spend more time with local people.,” said Chris Wilson, the team’s admin support officer.

“The team has been fantastic today, freeing us up to do other things” said Operations Manager Dorothy Ellis.  It’s clear they’ve had fun, worked hard and put a little back into the community.”

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