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Kirkstall Forge hosts Ukraine appeal fundraiser

A fundraising evening to support the Leeds Together for Ukraine Appeal will be held at Kirkstall Forge on Friday, 29 April.

The leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor James Lewis, will welcome guests at 6pm. There will be the opportunity to enjoy Ukranian food, live music performances by Music from the Attic, a silent auction and other activities, with the Butlers bar at Kirkstall Forge opening from 4pm.

Lucinda Yeadon, community liaison manager at CEG, said: 

“We hope as many people as possible are able to come along to Kirkstall Forge, enjoy music from live bands, sample Ukrainian fayre and help to raise much-needed funds to support refugees.

“I would like to thank Leeds Rhinos and other local businesses which have kindly offered some great prizes for our auction. Any businesses wanting to donate, please get in touch. Everyone who comes along to the event will also be given free sunflower seeds to plant in solidarity and support for Ukraine. #sunflowersforukraine.”

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The event is being organised by Kirkstall Forge developers CEG, in partnership with Leeds City Council, Leeds Together for Ukraine and the Leeds Ukrainian community.

Councillor James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council, said: 

“The way that residents in Leeds have responded to the crisis in Ukraine has been truly inspiring. We have seen many, many examples of people doing their bit to help those in need, not least by making donations to the council’s Leeds Together For Ukraine fundraising appeal.

“The support already being shown for the Kirkstall Forge event is further testament to our city’s generous nature, and hopefully it will raise a significant amount for a very deserving cause.”

Anyone wanting to donate to the Leeds fundraising campaign for Ukraine can do so using this link.

For further information about the event, contact Lucinda Yeadon on Lucinda.yeadon@ceg.co.uk or call 0113 322 6596.

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