Category Archives: volunteering

A Leep into the light with the best café

Café Leep is a Leeds based community enterprise staffed by adults with learning disabilities. Continue reading

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A #WorldPhotoDay thank you!

Thank you to everyone that snapped up the opportunity to share their photos with Age Friendly Leeds for World Photo Day! Here are just a few from the great selection that was received…

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Hip, hip hooray for the volunteers during Volunteer Week at Leeds Crossgates Good Neighbours Scheme

  Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place at the start of June, celebrating the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Jane Robinson from Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours’ Scheme CIO tells us more about … Continue reading

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Marching for Men to stop prostate cancer becoming a killer

1 in 8 men are expected to get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 47,000 new cases diagnosed every year, that’s 130 men every day. March is … Continue reading

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Celebrating Carers Week and 20th anniversary of Carers Leeds

Carers Week is a special time of the year when the role played by carers, 72,000 plus in Leeds, is acknowledged, celebrated and valued. At Carers Leeds, the organization providing information, advice and support to the city’s carers, it is … Continue reading

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How long will you be my friend? The work of the Independent Visitors volunteers

“It’s not really a question a 6 year old child should have to ask, is it?  I told him my answer was the same as it was the first time I met him, I will be his friend for as … Continue reading

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What makes you feel happier, live longer and keeps you fit and healthy? Volunteering

Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year. They are a shining example of how we can all make a big difference to individuals and communities every day by improving the environment we live in, spending time with … Continue reading

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