West Leeds: How community continues to rally to help those less fortunate


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

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.

Some of the volunteers in action. Please note this photo was taken before social distancing was implemented.

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:

Food deliveries to Bramley elderly

Bramley Elderly Action are continuing with their operation of delivering food to those in need in Bramley.

Positive messages in Armley

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 …



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