Saturday, August 15, 2020

Armley Helping Hands

End of an era as West Leeds lockdown lifeline delivers its last veg box

After 16 weeks, 2,812 orders and 282 donations to Armley Helping Hands, a Kirkstall-based family business has delivered its last vegetable box....

Community spirit shines through during lockdown – Rachel Reeves

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has revived her monthly column for the Dispatch. Here, she reflects on the challenges of coronavirus and...

How the Man About Town Leeds Project offers support across West Leeds

Man About Town is a project aimed at men in their 40s and 50s aiming to combat social isolation and promote mental...

Armley Helping Hands boss praises Accessbus for community support

A service which usually provides a door-to-door bus to support people with limited mobility has continued to help older people in West Leeds during the COVID-19 pandemic.   AccessBus has...

Comment: Boxing clever – a brilliant way to alleviate lockdown boredom in Armley

From sponsored head shaves to children’s book giveaways, food parcel deliveries to befriending schemes - there has been so much in West...

Armley Helping Hands – from afternoon tea to methadone!

How life has changed since the pandemic: from planning afternoon tea, to buying nappies to delivering methadone! All in the day’s work...

Getting by with a little help from our friends in Armley– 25 years on

As reported earlier this week in the Dispatch, Armley Helping Hands is having to celebrate it’s 25th year of service to the...

Armley Helping Hands to celebrate 25th anniversary with a difference

A support group helping older people in Armley and Wortley is celebrating its 25th anniversary in a different way this weekend.

Three West Leeds ‘local legends’ honoured by Civic Society virtual blue plaque

Three more West Leeds community organisations have been honours by city watchdog Leeds Civic Trust for their inspirational work during lockdown.

Kirkstall family enterprise marks VE Day by dressing up for deliveries

Kirkstall-based family enterprise Home Veg Box entered into the VE Day spirit by dressing up and delivering their veg boxes across West...

West Leeds family launches online veg box scheme

An enterprising West Leeds family have set up a veg box delivery service in just two days - after the lockdown left...

Comment: From Swinnow sarnies, to Bramley shopping & Armley masks – community spirit’s alive and well

There's no doubt these are unprecedented times - but for every act of selfishness or ignorance you hear of, there are even...