YEP Says, April 9: How we can all be city heroes, just for one day

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ONE day isn’t a long time in the grand scheme of things. Twenty-four hours can come and go in little more than a blink of an eye.

ONE day isn’t a long time in the grand scheme of things. Twenty-four hours can come and go in little more than a blink of an eye.

But great things can still be achieved in a day – and that’s what a brand new campaign for Leeds hopes to make possible.

Friday, April 24 will see the first ever Just One Day event held in the city.

The aim is to get everyone – individuals, schools, companies big and small – to do something, anything, to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Charity to help people in need across Leeds.

Events can be as simple as paying £1 to wear your jeans to work or school.

You could get sponsored to do something wacky or host an event and donate a proportion of the ticket sales to the cause.

It’s an easy way to help others while doing something fun.

And while there are a multitude of charities asking us for money these days the important difference with Just One Day is that all the money raised will stay in Leeds, giving much-needed help and support to those who are most in need of it.

We here at the YEP will be holding a cake sale on April 24 with all the proceeds going to this worthy cause.

So start thinking about what you’re going to do. One day a year. That’s not too much time to give to helping people in our great city, is it?

Keeping memory of VE Day alive

AFTER six long years of war, it’s little wonder VE Day was the cue for celebrations in Leeds and every other town, city and village in Britain.

But it’s also an event that will evoke bittersweet memories for those who lived it – the relief tempered with tears for those who paid the ultimate price.

Next month’s 70th anniversary will be one of the last opportunities for survivors to share their recollections of that day – and the years that preceded it.

We want to hear those stories – and tell them so that future generations understand the sacrifices made to ensure the freedom they enjoy today.

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