Trust staff take the leap to volunteer their help

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THE National Trust relies on volunteers but on Leap Day it will turn the tables.

Its staff in the East of England have been given the chance to spend Leap Day (February 29) volunteering in their local communities. Called Local Leap, it will see staff volunteering in schools, churches and even private gardens.

Janet Perry, volunteer manager based in the trust’s regional office in Bury St Edmunds, said: “The Local Leap day is our chance to give something back to the community. Here in the regional office we are going to be planting trees in Nowton Park, painting railings in the Abbey Gardens and litter picking at West Suffolk Hospital.”