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Celebration thanks community for support during pandemic

Armley Helping Hands hosted volunteers, businesses and community partners at a special celebration to mark the exceptional contribution made to people’s lives in Leeds 12 over the pandemic period.

The evening, held at the Corn Mill Lodge Hotel on Pudsey Road on Monday, was a chance to celebrate community spirit, and ordinary people going above and beyond to help others in the community.

Armley Helping Hands’ board of trustees and team were on hand to say “thank you” for people’s support and kindness.

Helping Hands CEO Dawn Newsome said:

“Their commitment has been vital in helping us to deliver not only the Community Hub, in collaboration with Leeds City Council and Public Health Leeds, but also bespoke services to our older people, clinically vulnerable and families living in Leeds 12 through the pandemic.”

Awards were presented by Leeds Lord Mayor Councillor Asghar Khan, Cllr Lou Cunningham (Lab, Armley) and Cllr Ann Forsaith (Green, Farnley & Wortley).


Armley Helping Hands Outstanding contribution to the community 

Community Hub Volunteers

Matt Gibson, Diana Webster, Mark Drysdale, Robert Utley, Tina Kinnar, Harriet Smith, Claire Mitchell, Colm O’Donnell, Kathryn Lyons, Julia Love, David Smith, Beth Greenwood, Russ Gable, Janet Clarke, Erica Barker and Vicki Hunter.


  • Clarkies Traditional Fisheries  195-197, Lower Wortley Road, Lower Wortley.
  • Lane End Farm Shop, Lane End Farm, Tong Lane, Bradford.
  • Karpaty Bakery, 79 Town St, Armley.
  • Jack Dammes Ltd, 130 Lower Wortley Rd, Wortley, Leeds LS12 4PQ.

Community Partners 

  • Armley Moor Medical Centre, 95 Town Street, Armley.
  • Thornton Medical Centre, 15 Green Lane, Armley.
  • Whitehall Surgery, Wortley Beck Health Centre, Ring Rod, Lower Wortley.
  • Priory View Medical Centre, 2A Green Lane, Armley, Leeds.         
  • Barca-Leeds, Unit 2a, Northside Exchange, Wyther Lane, Leeds.
  • Voluntary Action Leeds, Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet.
  • New Wortley Community Centre 40 Tong Road, Armley.                     
  • West Leeds Dispatch.                      
  • Armley Neighbour Care Management Team.
  • Armley Moor Medical Centre, 95 Town Street, Armley.  
  • Seagulls Re-Use, 3 to 4, Aire Place Mills, 103 Kirkstall Road.          
  • Leeds Older People forum, Joseph’s Well, Hanover Walk.

Armley Helping Hands volunteers (who have provided constant support over the pandemic)

Peter Lorryman, Phillip Cave, David Morton, Niki Clayton and Sue Sanders.


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