Selfless Bramley youngsters fundraise to help others in the community

Fundraiser Ted Trousdale, six, at Bramley parkrun. Photo: Simon Cullingworth

By Jean Hollings

Before the madness of Christmas festivities begin two young people from Bramley have been fundraising for the young and elderly of the area. 

Preston Green, aged 14, has been fundraising for Bramley Elderly Action (BEA) and and the Leeds General Infirmary’s Children’s Ward, having taken Christmas gifts and Easter eggs in previous years.

This year he started his fundraising at Swinnow Community Centre by holding a mini tombola and followed this up at several other community events to raise even more funds due to the current economic issues. 

Preston has already dropped off slipper boots/socks at BEA to keep older people’s feet nice and toasty this winter – and he has more drops on his list.

He will be at the next Edwardian Christmas Fair at Bramley Community Centre, Saturday 18 December. 

Preston Green outside Bramley Community Centre.

Six-year-old Ted Trousdale asked his parents if he could do something to buy toys for children whose parents can’t afford them. 

Following the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal he started to run at parkrun (a free weekly 5km event) dressed as Where’s Wally.

On his first day he smashed his initial target and has had to reset it. He has had a second shopping spree and looking forward to his next one. 

Ted’s online fundraiser can be found here.

Ted Trousdale. Photo: Elise Trousdale.

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