YEP Says: We are thrilled to give young people a voice in Leeds

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THE CHILD Friendly Leeds campaign is tremendous. This city-wide initiative is now five years on and is an established force for good.

If you’re not familiar with this scheme, it is a campaign with the ambition of working together with over 700 ambassadors to put children and young people at the heart of a strong economy, in a compassionate city.

As part of the celebrations businesses, organisations and young people were invited to take part in a Business Ambassador event yesterday at The Queens Hotel, Leeds.

Its aim is to develop ideas on improving Leeds city centre for children, young people and families.

Guests considered the inspiring ideas of children, young people, parents and carers who submitted their own suggestions for Leeds city centre through our design competition and questionnaire.

Feedback from this event will now used as the basis to develop high impact child-friendly projects for the city centre.

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Jane Dowson, and the Leeds Children’s Mayor, Grace Branfield, cut a specially made birthday cake with students from Farnley Academy.

Leeds deserves great credit for giving young people such a voice and we are delighted to promote this through our newspaper and website.

Alex Newman, partner at Irwin Mitchell in Leeds

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