hundreds of Leeds youngsters are set to put the ‘fun’ back into fundraising this weekend.
The brand new Leeds Children’s Weekend will see youngsters flock to Roundhay Park.
There will be entertainment and fairground rides for youngsters of all ages from tomorrow until Sunday.
The event has been organised to support current Leeds Lord Mayor Councillor Tom Murray’s charity, Leeds Offers Fun For The Young (LOFFTY).
The festival aims to raise money to help provide additional fun activities for children in the city.
During the event there will be trampolines, water boats, bungee rides and fairground rides.
Roger Tuby, of International Funfairs, said: “We are really proud to be involved in the new Leeds Children’s Weekend with the Lord Mayor and are only too glad to support what is definitely a worthwhile cause.
“All we need is some good weather and support from the people of Leeds and surrounding areas to hopefully raise a lot of money for the appeal.
“Roundhay Park has some fantastic entertainment for families to enjoy the whole year round.
“Hopefully the Children’s Weekend will only add to the attraction of the park.”
LOFFTY was named as the Lord Mayor’s chosen charity for 2013-14.
The charity aims to raise money in order to provide additional fun activities for youngsters in Leeds during and after school, at weekends and throughout the school holidays.
Local charity Cash for Kids is managing the project, which aims to support some of the city’s neediest children.
The YEP revealed earlier this year that Coun Murray pledged to put opportunity for the city’s children first during his year in office.
He said: “Through the LOFFTY project I hope to encourage children to get to know their city and really enjoy all that Leeds has to offer.
“It is a great place to live and grow up.
“I want to make sure the city’s young people are heavily involved in anything we do and are the face of our city moving forward.”
Leeds Children’s Weekend will run tomorrow and Friday from 5pm until 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon.