by Sarah Cullingworth
Barca Leeds held a Hallowe’en party at Bramley Community Centre.
The event was funded by The Atlanta insurance group thanks to local employees putting them forward to receive a charity grant and collecting food donations as part of their Happier Holidays campaign.
Barca employees Hannah Jarvis and Debbie Prudhoe said they offer a service for vulnerable families and young people, offering emotional and wellbeing support including the activities being run over the school holidays.
It was great to see the families enjoying the games, face painting and Halloween treats. WLD also spoke to Briegan Hedigan and Emmy O’Hanlan, VIP young volunteers, who said they joined to help make Bramley a better place.
Litter picking, team activities and discussions around bullying and crime are just some of the things the girls have been involved in so far.
Local resident Jane Hall attended the event on behalf of Atlanta’s local team at Safeguard insurance office.
She said: “The Barca team and young volunteers are so inspiring, it’s great to see what they’re doing for our community in west Leeds. I’m so glad we were able to support them supporting so many families.”
To find out more about Barca visit their website.