Category Archives: Charity

Let’s sing about death – the Swan Song project in Leeds

Talking about death our own, or those closest to us, is one of the hardest things anyone can do.  During Dying Matters week we’re looking at different ways of starting such a conversation. The Swan Song Project gives people facing … Continue reading

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Coming Leeds Bramley Elderly Action ready or not

  Bramley Elderly Action (BEA) is a Neighbourhood Network which supports older people (aged 60+) in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley Leeds to remain healthy, active and involved in the community. The group has approximately 1,000 members and 150 volunteers. … Continue reading

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Supporting #hellomynameis at Leeds City Council

Hello, my name is Rebecca Charlwood. I am the Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults, the Chair of Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board and a local councillor for Moortown. The sad news of Dr Kate Granger’s death on the … Continue reading

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Hollybush Project – helping people have happy, healthy and fulfilling lives

I recently visited the Hollybush Project, based at the Hollybush Conservation Centre. As some of you may be unaware of what goes on there, let me fill you in. Hollybush is part of The Conservation Volunteers, a charity working to … Continue reading

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Leeds puts best foot forward for Learning Disability Week

Learning Disability Week is a week of national campaigning and raising awareness. Once again in Leeds a group of dedicated walkers will put their best foot forward to march on and raise money to improve the lives of people living … Continue reading

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Just One Day… to make a big difference to children in Leeds

Friday 24 April is the first ever ‘Just One Day’. There’s nothing more local than supporting the Leeds Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal which, this year, is raising funds for the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal. The Lord Mayor of Leeds would … Continue reading

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