‘BrAmazonians’ deliver Valentine’s treats to older people in Bramley

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Margaret enjoyed receiving her gift from BrAmazon's Vicky Jamieson

Words: Jean Hollings

Members of a West Leeds running group have helped to deliver Valentine’s Day gifts for Bramley Elderly Action (BEA) members. 

Back in May 2020 when the Covid pandemic lockdown effected everyone, running club Bramley Breezers joined forces with BEA by delivering activities, magazines and sunflower seeds to vulnerable and isolating people while social distancing. The scheme was nick-named ‘BrAmazon’.

Easter 2021 BrAmazonians were required again where Easter parcels were delivered. 
Over Christmas 2020 and 2021 BrAmazon and BEA joined forces again to deliver cards and gifts to their members. 

And on Valentine’s Day they were called into action again. 

BEA had 15 Valentine’s Day deliveries to be made (on Monday, 14 February) to Bramley people who are vulnerable and unable to leave their homes. 

The packages were collected from BEA, the Breezers ran/walked to their allotted address, dropped off the item and had a little chat with the person. They took a photo (with their permission). 

A recipient told Laura Parker that Bramley Elderly Action helped her dad when he was in his 80s and she also uses them now she’s in her 80s. Laura said she had not realised how long they had been running. 

Another lady – Margaret – enjoyed receiving her gift from Vicky Jamieson (pictured, top)


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