A series of community initiatives have been launched across West Leeds to support people being forced to self-isolate due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Local residents, businesses, charities and civic groups are teaming up to help support victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Earlier this week we focused some of the positive things happening in our community and yesterday the emotional clap for health workers. Today, we continue that theme with more stories of community spirit and selflessness across West Leeds…
Farsley restaurant donates to hospitals
Farsley-based restaurant Deeva has provided free food to those working in ICU and A&E departments. The restaurant’s SUlfi Hussain said:
“It was fantastic to see everyone out at 8pm applauding the amazing NHS and other critical workers. We will continue doing this for all our local hospitals.”
Pudsey allotment show goes on Facebook
Resourceful gardeners in Pudsey have found a novel way of resurrecting the annual spring show which was cancelled a couple of weeks back.
Members of the Pudsey Allotments & Cottage Gardeners’ Association are being encouraged to submit photos of their flowers and produce to the Association’s Facebook page rather than showing them in person.
Check out some lovely photos – and cheer yourself up – here.
Church services in Farsley
Due to coronavirus @StJohnsFarsley have begun recording some services to watch at your leisure.— FarsleyFarmersMarket (@FarsleyMarket) March 26, 2020
View the Mothering Sunday service here and tune into the website to catch more this weekend.https://t.co/hYQEhwLdJd@WLDispatch @silver2004x @rodleylife pic.twitter.com/7mPig2Wi7E
Bramley Care Bears help out
The Bramley Care Bears group have been helping to deliver food to those in need and hold food giveaways at Bramley Community Centre. Check out the Care Bears by searching for them on Facebook.
Bramley Baths classes go online
Bramley Baths is closed right now, but that hasn’t stopped the independent baths putting some of their classes online on their new Youtube channel. Go Jennie Ashton!
Butt Lane McDonald’s staff deliver food parcels
The Butt Lane fast food restaurant might be closed right now, but that hasn’t stopped staff stepping in to help those less fortunate:
Today's thank you goes out to @McDonaldsUK Saj and team for delivering emergency food supplies for families in West Leeds. Thank you so much #communityheroes #allinittogether pic.twitter.com/ktKjAgyh8e— Barca (@BARCALeeds) March 24, 2020
Food deliveries to Bramley elderly
Bramley Elderly Action are continuing with their operation of delivering food to those in need in Bramley.
Pat and Big Red, our trustworthy minibus, have been out delivering shopping today to older people who can’t go shopping. New requests are coming in daily for the service. If you see us out and about tomorrow in West Leeds give us a wave. pic.twitter.com/TMEFrQ4IF9— BEA (@BramleyElderly) March 26, 2020
Positive messages in Armley
Homemade signs with heartwarming messages for NHS workers at The Travellers Rest in Armley. pic.twitter.com/RBoM2ya6JQ— Leeds inspired (@LeedsInspired) March 26, 2020
Support traders at Farsley Farmers’ Market
Farsley Farmers’ Market may be cancelled for the next month or three, but they’ve come up with an ingenious way of supporter their traders …
Hi #Farsley— FarsleyFarmersMarket (@FarsleyMarket) March 24, 2020
We won't be around for a month or 3 but many of our #Traders can deliver.
This list, pinned to the top of our facebook page, gives all their contacts.
n.b. some ar now unable to help since receiving the latest directives re covis-19https://t.co/9P2hQSJUkp pic.twitter.com/hLJAPv12XY