Pudsey Labour Party donated a cheque for £212 towards the upcoming Jo Cox Community barbecue at Swinnow Community Centre, writes Mike Clifton.
The cheque was presented by Jane Aitchison, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for the Pudsey ward, and was received by Yvonne Allman and Jean Evans.
Swinnow Community Centre is hosting the Saturday 1 June event in memory of West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox. It’s the third year running an event has been held in Swinnow.
Volunteer manager Ms Allman said:
“Jo had an amazing community spirit and wanted the whole community to come together. That’s what we’re doing this for. To bring our community together.”
The money was raised at the Labour Party stall at last week’s Pudsey Carnival. Swinnow Community Centre is self-funded and Ms Allman went on to say that this donation will enable them to put on a free BBQ at the event.
As well as the BBQ, the event – which starts at 12pm on Saturday – will include games for kiddies, a bouncy castle (weather dependent), craft stalls and other attractions.
Swinnow Community Centre runs clubs and sessions throughout the week and has a cafe which is open Monday to Friday.
They depend on local volunteers to run their service and Yvonne says that any help at the centre is always greatly appreciated.
Anyone who wants to volunteer can contact Yvonne through the Swinnow Community Centre page on Facebook or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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