Post Tagged with: “charity”

Guide Dogs for the Blind lead Purple Tuesday efforts at Victoria shopping centre

Guide Dogs for the Blind lead Purple Tuesday efforts at Victoria shopping centre

By Jack Walker The charity Guide Dogs for the Blind has been at the Victoria shopping centre in Leeds today to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by visually impaired shoppers as part of Purple Tuesday. Purple Tuesday is the UK’s only accessible shopping day, aimed at highlighting the needs of shoppers with disabilities. Charlotte Walton, regional fundraiser for the […]

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Leeds University staff member to cycle across America to raise money for charity

Antony Butcher

 By Alice Young A charity fundraiser, working in Leeds, will cycle across America to raise £20,000 to support people with Multiple Sclerosis and people with mental health issues. Antony Butcher, assistant education service manager at University of Leeds, will be taking three months off to embark on the journey. The challenge, which Antony will be undertaking from May next […]

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White Collar Fighter boxing event in Leeds raises thousands for charity

White Collar Fighter boxing event in Leeds raises thousands for charity

By Jacob Smith The charity boxing organisation White Collar Fighter raised over £14,000 for various charities at their latest event in Leeds on October 5. White Collar Fighter takes beginners who have never boxed before and trains them for an eight-week period to prepare them for fight night. They’ve been in operation for over four years now and have recently […]

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Leeds homeless volunteers see numbers needing help increase by six times in the last three years

Michelle and Angela- founders of Ang & Shells City Square homeless fee.

By Kamile Banyte Two local women who have organised their own homeless kitchen have seen the number of rough sleepers who attend their feed increase from 15 to over 90. Ang & Shells City Square homeless feed kitchen is made up of a small team of volunteers. They use donated ingredients to cook and serve fresh hot meals to dozens […]

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Leeds working hard to make the city and Yorkshire welcoming for refugees

Leeds working hard to make the city and Yorkshire welcoming for refugees

By Finley Crebolder Thousands of people come to the UK every year searching for asylum and refuge, and the country is often criticised for not doing enough to help them, especially compared to other developed European countries. There are people working to change this, and Leeds, in particular, is a city that, through the efforts of charities and organisations, is […]

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The Real Junk Food Project café praised for tackling loneliness in Horsforth

The Real Junk Food Project café praised for tackling loneliness in Horsforth

by Abbey Maclure Horsforth residents have praised the Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) café for tackling loneliness in the local community. The café, held at St Margaret’s parish centre in Horsforth every Monday, was set up over two years ago and uses surplus food from supermarkets to make meals for local people. Visitors pay-as-they-feel for meals and the café has diverted […]

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St Gemma’s Hospice annual vintage fair another success

The vintage fair raised £4000 for the charity.

By Emily Smith St Gemma’s Hospice hosted their annual vintage fair on Saturday November 10 where stallholders from Yorkshire displayed their timeless retro items to raise money for the charity. The event took place at the hospice’s academic unit of palliative care on Harrogate Road in Leeds, which was open to the public with entry to the fair by donation. […]

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Sue Ryder Charity Shop bags £5,000 cash anonymous donation.

Sue Ryder Charity Shop bags £5,000 cash anonymous donation.

Volunteers at a Leeds charity shop were stunned to receive £5,000 from an anonymous donor. The mystery woman dropped off an envelope containing cash at the Sue Ryder vintage shop in Headingley. The charity, which was founded in Leeds in 1953, runs care homes for people with terminal illnesses and complex needs. The donation will fund a hospice nurse for […]

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Dogs treated to visit from Santa Paws at Leeds Dogs Trust event

Dogs meeting  Santa at Dogs Trust in Leeds

By Jazmine Ella Blackah DOGS had a chance to get all their Christmas wishes when they met Father Christmas at the Dogs Trust’s charity centre in Leeds.

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Comedians unite to tackle serious problem of homelessness

Comedians unite to tackle serious problem of homelessness

By Kate Whitaker A SERIES of comedy nights are running throughout December across the UK to raise money for homeless charities.

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