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Three Leeds charities to benefit from Children in Need cash

Getaway Girls celebrate 25 years with Leonie Cowton (left) the Events Manager at Trinity Leeds, pictured with the girls last year

Getaway Girls celebrate 25 years with Leonie Cowton (left) the Events Manager at Trinity Leeds, pictured with the girls last year

Three projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in Leeds are set to receive thousands of pounds.

BBC Children in Need has announced that £26,589 has been granted to three schemes to support some of the city’s most vulnerable youngsters.

Over the last year the charity has supported a handful of projects in the city to the tune of £1.2m.

Youth Worx, which is based in Beeston, is set to receive £8,000 to support its work with young people aged between 11 and 16 who have a lack of support.

The project provides young people with guidance, support and positive role models to show them people will listen to their problems and offer support.

Getaway Girls has also received additional support from Children in Need.

The project, which is based in Harehills, supports around 400 girls a year, many of whom come from broken and abusive homes, have addiction issues or may be teenage mums.

The group offers support and advice and helps young mums to budget their money and learn new skills.

Over the years the charity has worked with children as young as 13 to help raise their aspirations and provide emotional support for them.

Leeds Children’s Charity has also been chosen to receive thousands of pounds to support its work with some of the city’s most vulnerable youngsters.

For over 100 years, the Leeds Children’s Charity has raised thousands of pounds so that children who suffer from poverty, neglect, abuse, learning difficulties or illness are given the chance to enjoy a holiday by the seaside with other youngsters.

Elizabeth Myers, BBC Children in Need Regional Manager of the North praised supporters of Children in Need who raised a record-breaking £31.1m following the Appeal night last November.

She said, : “We are delighted to be awarding to projects like Youth Worx which will go on to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the area.

“The support we get each year is staggering and everyone should feel proud of what they have made possible.

“Thank you.”

 

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