Post Tagged with: “Christmas”

Leeds Baby Bank launches Christmas appeal to support families in need

Leeds Baby Bank launches Christmas appeal to support families in need

By Richard Liddle Leeds Baby Bank has launched a Christmas appeal to help provide extra support to families over the festive period. The Baby Bank was set up in January 2017 in order to provide essentials such as nappies, wipes and baby food to families in need who are referred to the charity, and is run by volunteers who collect […]

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Santa Fun Run fundraiser: Leeds Trinity staff and students raise money for a good Claus

Santa Fun Run fundraiser: Leeds Trinity staff and students raise money for a good Claus

By Richard Liddle Staff and students at Leeds Trinity University have taken part in a Christmas-themed fun run to raise money for charity. The runners turned up in festive outfits and were given Santa hats to wear as they ran the 5km course beginning and ending with a lap on the university’s running track. The first runner to cross the […]

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Leeds: St George’s Crypt praises the work of their volunteers this Christmas

Leeds: St George’s Crypt praises the work of their volunteers this Christmas

By Alice Young Leeds homelessness charity St George’s Crypt has highlighted the work of the volunteers as crucial to their operation this Christmas. Olivia Quick, development officer, said their volunteers will be at the heart of Christmas day – St George’s Crypt will serve a traditional Christmas dinner, hand out presents and host a volunteer live band. The charity encouraged […]

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Yorkshire Ambulance Service urges people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

Yorkshire Ambulance Service urges people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

By Alice Young Yorkshire Ambulance Service is asking people to think twice before calling for an ambulance over the festive period. Andy Hughes, clinical supervisor, asked the public to consider whether calling 999 is the most appropriate option. Anyone with a minor injury or illness can consult their local pharmacist or GP, attend a minor-injuries unit or call NHS 111 […]

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Yorkshire: Bingley runners take part in global Advent running challenge this Christmas

Yorkshire: Bingley runners take part in global Advent running challenge this Christmas

By Alice Young Runners from Bingley’s Trail Snails are taking part in an Advent running challenge in aid of Mind. The global, virtual event, Run Up to Christmas, encourages people to run as many miles as they can before Christmas. Kevin Betts, co-founder of RU2C, said: “People do it to be social, to support others and do something different. “Running […]

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Mum aims to donate 400 Christmas gifts to children in Leeds hospitals

Mum aims to donate 400 Christmas gifts to children in Leeds hospitals

By Immy Share A Leeds mum is aiming to collect 400 gifts for children in St James’ Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary this Christmas. The Christmas Gifts for Poorly Kids collection is being run by mother-of-two Claire Baskind from Alwoodley. Claire started her yearly collections in 2016 as an alternative to buying her mum birthday and Christmas gifts after she […]

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Leeds special educational needs students open pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market

Leeds special educational needs students open pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market

By Richard Liddle Five Leeds schools for students with special educational needs and disabilities have joined together to run a pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market. The shop, named Compass House, is stocked with Christmas gifts made by the students, who have also been involved with planning and running the stall as a way to gain valuable work experience. This is […]

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Courtyard Creativities activities centre wins Horsforth’s best Christmas shop front award

Courtyard Creativities activities centre wins Horsforth’s best Christmas shop front award

By Abbey Maclure An activities centre for people with learning difficulties and other support needs has won first place in Horsforth’s Best Christmas Decorated Shop Front award 2018. Courtyard Creativities, on Town Street, holds sessions ranging from cooking to printmaking and woodwork, with one of the judges praising “the effort and love” that went into the display. The award, presented […]

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The battle is on for the Christmas number one

The battle is on for the Christmas number one

By Elisha Atkinson The countdown to the UK’s Christmas number one has begun as singers in the charts battle to get first place. The winner will be revealed on Friday, December 21 on Radio 1 with radio DJ Scott Mills. Last year’s first place was Ed Sheeran with the song Perfect. He told the Official Charts: “This is an actual dream […]

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York school hosts festive fair to generate funding

Poppy Road Primary School Christmas fair banner

By Emily Smith Poppleton Road Primary School in York held their annual Christmas fair on Saturday November 24 to raise extra money for the school. The fair was run by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and raised £2000 which will go towards buying equipment for the school. Steve Wragg, chair of Friends of Poppleton Road School said: “The fair is an […]

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