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Good causes in Leeds get funding boost thanks to inspirational story of Leeds’s Jane Tomlinson

Good causes in Leeds and the rest of Yorkshire are celebrating after receiving funding from the charity that bears the name of cancer heroine Jane Tomlinson.

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MOVES: Students at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance take to the floor in RNLI boots. PIC: James Hardisty

Bright foot forward for Leeds kit appeal

From jazz shoes to reinforced toecap wellies, dance students switched footwear to show their support for a new fundraising campaign launched by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in Leeds.


YEP Says: Rise in foodbanks should be a real cause of concern

IT is worrying that foodbanks - something we tensd to associate with the grinding poverty of the 1920s and 1930s - seem to have become a way of life for some people.

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Eddie Izzard is backing event for Jo Cox legacy

It is not everyday that a comedian is spotted tucking into a picnic one of West Yorkshire’s parks.

DONATION: Susan Mendoza, director of the St Johns Centre.

Leeds shopping centre raises money to support charities across the city

A fund supporting the city’s community groups and charities has been given a cash boost thanks to the St John’s Centre.

Celebration: Youngsters in Guiseley welcome the charitys windfall.

£400k windfall secures future of Leeds kids' charity

The boss of a Leeds charity which works with disabled children has spoken of her joy after a receiving a surprise cash donation of over £400,000.

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SUCCESS: Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg and Frances Davies after their voyage.

Yorkshire Rows mum praises the work of Maggie’s charity

One of the Yorkshire Rows – the group of mums who broke the record for the oldest female crew ever to cross an ocean – has spoken about how a Maggie’s cancer centre would have helped her late father.

HOST: Lord Mayor, Coun Gerry Harper.

Leeds Lord Mayor’s annual golf day teeing up charity donations

Golfers can have a ball for a good cause on May 11 as part of the official Leeds Lord Mayor’s Golf Day.

CLOSE SHAVE: Colleague Sarah Giles works on Nigels new look.

Hair today, gone tomorrow for Leeds businessman

businessman Nigel Finlay was given a smooth new look and raised more than £1,400 for Leeds charity Candlelighters.

CHALLENGE: Mr Hardcastle (top right) with the fundraising team.

Cycling in aid of Maggie’s

A Yorkshire dad will cycle nearly 1,300 miles in a triple challenge to raise cash to help build a specialist centre in Leeds for families affected by cancer after being inspired by his friend’s experience.


WATCH: World Coal Carrying Championship takes place in Yorkshire

Thousands of people have gathered today to watch the World Coal Carrying Championships in Gawthorpe.

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Denise Townson with Desmond

Selfless Denise marks 20 years helping dogs

A retired teacher is marking 20 years of looking after needy dogs in Leeds.


Everest charity trek for Wakefield doctor

A doctor from Wakefield is undertaking a gruelling trek to Mount Everest as she aims to raise vital charity funds for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

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140117   Joe Faulkner from Wakefield a Mental Health Manager sets off from Leeds Town Hall  on a charity run to London before taking part in the London Marathon, cheered on by his friends and colleagues.

Mental health manager’s marathon effort to combat stigma

A mental health manager has set off from Leeds to London in a marathon fundraising effort to tackle stigma.

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CHEERFUL CHICKS: A pile of colourful knitted chicks.

Thousands raised for Leeds hospice by Knit-A-Chick appeal

Thousands of knitted Easter chicks have been donated to a Leeds hospice to help pay for patients’ care.

CELEBRATION: Staff from Redmayne-Bentley and St Georges Crypt in Leeds.

Leeds brokers provide big charity boost

A Leeds stockbrokers have been busy raising cash for St George’s Crypt, a charity which helps some of the most vulnerable people in the city


Leeds councillors help out at food charity

A group of Leeds councillors volunteered at a charity which help provide food for vulnerable people.

Pictured Jo Cox, Labour's parliamentary candidate for Batley and Spen

Leeds project joins Jo Cox’s commission to combat loneliness

A campaign to tackle loneliness which was devised by the late MP Jo Cox before her tragic death continues to live on as a Leeds project joins her legacy Commission.

PLEDGE OF SUPPORT: Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland with John and Andrea Kerslake.

Leeds MP pledges support to bereavement support charity

Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, has announced his backing for a local bereavement support charity.


VIDEO: Olympic icon Jessica Ennis-Hill launches £500K Beyond The Treatment cancer appeal

Olympic golden girl Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill had a blast today launching a new £500,000 Weston Park Cancer Charity appeal to improve the experiences of cancer patients in the region.
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