Residents in Pudsey have so far raised more than £1,000 to install a socially distanced ‘natter bench’ to combat loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic.
It follows the introduction of a 2.4-metre bench in Horsforth’s Hall Park. Community reporter and Pudsey community stalwart LISA FARRAR has the latest on the Pudsey initiative…
Following on from a good idea in other local areas to install a natter bench to combat loneliness and isolation.
Pudsey councillor Mark Harrison contacted the Pudsey Born and Bred group admin on Facebook regarding collecting donations to achieve funds for a natter bench for the Pudsey residents.
The Pudsey community were all on board with the fantastic idea and contributions have been rolling in. We now have a total of £1,003.97.
Councillor Harrison will also include a £500 donation from his allocated MICE money, making the total over £1,500. If anyone else would like to contribute towards the £2,000 total that would be amazing.
Once the bench is installed it will be ideal for any local resident to venture out for a socially distancing stroll and a natter with like-minded locals on the natter bench.
If you would like to donate towards a natter bench for Pudsey, please do so by either using PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org or call in to Black Mouse cheese and wine on Lowtown or Megabites, who are collecting donations.
Thank you for all your contributions towards a fantastic cause.