West Leeds: Community continues to rally during crisis

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Pudsey Parish Church. Image courtesy Pudsey Parish Church

Communities in West Leeds are continuing to rally around to support each other during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s another of our regular round-ups putting the spotlight on people making a difference …

Armley care home donation

Beech Hall Care Home in Armley received a generous donation over the Easter weekend. They said:

“We received a lovely surprise over the weekend! Lots of Easter cards for our residents, chocolates and Easter crackers.

“Someone from our local community saw our post on Facebook asking for letters for our residents to read and enjoy. Such a lovely gesture which was enjoyed by all! Thank you so much.”

Farsley restaurant owner’s appeal

Appeal: Zulfi Hussain, Farsley

The owner of Farsley’s Deeva restaurant has launched a crowdfunding appeal Zulfi Hussain said:

“I decided to call it the NHS Heroes and Keyworkers campaign, because we want to recognise the saintly work NHS and other keyworkers are doing each day to save lives whilst putting their own and their families lives at unacceptable risk.

“Despite promises of more PPE Equipment, this has been slow to arrive at the frontline and I am now working with local hospitals and others to help them buy equipment quickly.

“NHS staff are under immense pressure, more than ever, as our hospital beds fill up, and we are yet to hit the peak of deaths and hospitalisation in this crisis.”

The crowdfunder can be found here.

Eight-year-old’s petition

A ray of sunshine amid the Covid-19 gloom: eight-year-old Amy, a member of Kirkstall Brownies, earned her Shout Out Badge by encouraging friends and family to wash their hands and stay at home to keep us all safe.

She got over 50 signatures to her petition. Well done Amy!

Elderly Action in Bramley

One of the many great community organisations in West Leeds is Bramley Elderly Action.

They’ve been leading the fight against Coronavirus with their weekly shopping delivery service, phoneline, and phone a new friend buddy system for people aged 60+ in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley.

If you are or know someone who needs help, or want to volunteer, you can contact Bramley Elderly Action on 0113 236 1644 / info@bramleyea.org.uk.

Pudsey project seeks donations

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Pudsey Parish Church. Image courtesy Pudsey Parish Church

If you’re able to donate, Pudsey Community Project is desperately short of beans, tinned meat and tinned fish for food parcels – Pudsey Parish Church is open each Mon-Sat morning 10-12 at Pudsey Parish Church.
Also Calverley Parish Church: Tues & Fri 10-12
Farsley St John’s Church: Mon & Thurs 10-12
St James the Great Woodhall: Wed 11-12

New shop opens in Armley

New business Jeffrey’s Local has opened on the Aviaries in Armley. Welcome to Armley!

Bramley Easter bonnet judging

Older members of the ‘Remember Thursdays’ group at Bramley Lawn created Easter bonnets, but due to the COVID19 lockdown, the group hasn’t judged the winner of the competition.

To vote, go to the Bramley Lawn Facebook page and comment on the number of your favourite bonnet.

The winner will receive an Easter surprise and one lucky voter will win themselves a chocolate egg.


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