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Pudsey charity announces restructure and staff redundancies

A Pudsey-based charity has announced it is restructuring its operations and is making its staff redundant following a fall-off in income.

Pudsey Wellbeing Charity provides a wide range of activities and services to improve the wellbeing of the people of Pudsey so that people live longer and live healthier. 

The charity is based at Pudsey Wellbeing Centre, on Robin Lane, and has entered ‘six months of reflection’ as trustees look towards a more sustainable future.

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In a statement on social media, the Reverend Richard Dimery, Chair of Trustees, said: “The past two years through Covid have been difficult for many charities, and Pudsey Wellbeing Charity have found ourselves having lost significant sponsorship and the means to generate the income that previously sustained us.

“In the light of our difficult financial situation, and after a considerable period of work, the Trustees have regrettably had to decide unanimously to make plans to restructure the Charity to try to ensure a more sustainable future, in the hope that grant funding allows a way forward.

“We are having to make our staff redundant and entering a period of six months of reflection and reset to the end of April to see if funding allows a much-reduced charity structure to provide the coordination of space and groups.

“For the next six months, the charity will continue to operate supported by our trustees and other volunteers with the aim of keeping as many group and activities running as possible.

“Any queries should be addressed to Richard Dimery, Chair of Trustees, at vicar@pudseyparish.org.uk.”

Pudsey Wellbeing Centre offers space for local volunteers to run groups and activities for people in the community.

According to its website, the charity currently has 18 groups running at the centre. 

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