Community joy as Armley Helping Hands reaches minibus target


A West Leeds organisation which support older residents will next week cut the ribbon on a new minibus following a successful £21,000 fundraising campaign.

Armley Helping Hands has raised the money through the hard work and commitment of staff and volunteers who have been raising money for the past three years.

The minibus is being run partnership with nearby New Wortley Community Centre.

Dawn Newsome, CEO of Armley Helping Hands, said:

“The new minibus is vital in providing door-to-door transport to the most vulnerable members of our community, supporting local community groups and residents of Armley and Wortley.

“We have only been able to achieve this goal by the fantastic fundraising efforts of our service users, staff and volunteers, memorial donations via our Localgiving site, All Together Armley, Provident, Fastsigns and B&Q Thornbury.

“There was a generous donation from New Wortley Community Centre, who have part ownership the bus and will be using our community transport to encourage more individuals to participate in services and activities within the community.”

The official launching and cutting of the ribbon for the new minibus will be held on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at Strawberry Lane Community Centre by former Leeds West MP John Battle and friends and family of AHH’s late chairperson Jean Johnson and transport driver Tom McLean.


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