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Open afternoon sees charity throw open doors

By Andy Dalton

A leading charity based in Armley is organising an open afternoon this Saturday (29 June). Leeds City Mission is throwing open its premises to visitors.

The mission, in Mistress Lane (end of Town Street), is organising a summer social event and sale. There will be tables displaying a variety of second-hand books and DVDs.  

Visitors can take their choice on a “give as you feel” basis. There will be also be a hybrid pop-up charity shop for the afternoon featuring bric a brac and clothes. All monies raised will go towards the various compassion projects undertaken by the City Mission amongst needy people in West Leeds.

Complimentary free ice creams, plus teas, coffees and soft drinks will be available throughout the afternoon, which runs 2.30pm to 4pm.

Armley’s Mission Rooms have been running for 100 years. Photo: Andy Dalton

Leeds City Mission community development worker Andy Dalton explained that the City Mission are throwing open their doors for the afternoon to the general public at their Compassion Centre in Mistress Lane.  

Refreshments will be served on the adjoining grassed area where people can mingle.  People can chat and enjoy the sunshine around tables on the grass located under the shade of trees as well as browse inside the centre.

Mr Dalton concluded: “This week is proving to be exceptionally hot. This is a social event where people can linger, chat, relax, enjoy an ice cream and pick up a bargain. Everyone is welcome.”

Leeds City Mission is a multi-church Christian agency which has worked with marginalised people since 1837 and seeks to meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of Leeds residents. Further details available at Leeds City Mission on 0113 345 3118.

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