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Three Leeds friends set to sing around the clock to raise awareness of homelessness

Three friends are set to sing around the clock in a ‘karaoke-thon’ to raise awareness of homelessness. They spoke to Neil Hudson

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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

YEP Says: Why Leeds baby foodbank is such a great idea

ASK any parent and they will tell you that the cost of bringing up children is astronomical.

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AID: Lynsey Jayes, Chantal Nogbou and Marilyn Earp. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Leeds mums launch ‘baby foodbank’ to help cash-strapped parents in city

A group of Leeds mums have banded together to start a ‘baby foodbank’ to provide struggling parents with essential items.

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PRESENTATION: Redbrick staff members with the paramedics.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance heroes get a £7,000 boost

Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics were given a lift thanks to a £7,000 charity donation.

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CHEQUE IT OUT: Candlelighters receive the cheque from Direct Workforce.

Leeds recruitment firm raises thousands for Candlelighhters

A Leeds recruitment firm raised over £6,000 for their chosen charity, Candlelighters.

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RUNNING MAN: Joe Faulkner will run from Leeds to London for Rethink, a charity which supports people affected by mental health issues.

Mental health boss’s Leeds to London run

A mental health manager is to run from Leeds to London in a marathon fundraising effort.

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Thank you Leeds: You’ve helped feed hundreds of familiies

YEP readers’ generosity helped to feed hundreds of families in Leeds who have been struggling over the winter period.

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Beauty queen hosts charity event in support of Wakefield Hospice

Beauty queen hosts charity event in support of Wakefield Hospice

Miss Royal UK Teen West Yorkshire is holding a charity fashion show in support of Wakefield Hospice.

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Las year's winners.

Yorkshire Bank to recognise community spirit across region

Community projects in Yorkshire are invited to enter an awards programme which could see them share a funding boost of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local area.

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Dave Clarks coast to coast walk in 2016 raised more than �150,000 for Parkinsons UK.

Appeal to walk for Parkinson’s UK

People across Yorkshire are being urged to step up to boost funds for Parkinson’s UK.

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John Baines, who is totally blind, with his Sonata Plus+ internet radio from British Wireless.

Charity needs city volunteer

A national charity hopes to recruit a volunteer to promote its service to blind people in the Leeds area.

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YEP Says: Backing by Asda is most welcome

CREDIT where credit is due. With supermarkets frequently accused of putting profits before principle, it would be churlish not to acknowledge Leeds-based Asda and its support for the #hellomynameis campaign pioneered by Leeds doctor Kate Granger before her untimely death from cancer.

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Hello my name is...Dr Gnorma the Gnome: Leeds supermarket chain backs campaign started by West Yorkshire doctor

Meet Dr Gnorma Gnome.

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BRAVE: Paris Leigh Boycott, before and after the charity head shave.

Niece of Yorkshire cricket legend has locks chopped for charity

The young niece of Yorkshire cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott has had her long locks chopped for charity.

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Birstall-born Paul Heeley is exhibiting his work in Batley from Saturday [Jan 7] after being inspired to help the regions three facilities.

Children’s hospices set to benefit from Leeds art exhibition

CHILDREN’S hospices across Yorkshire are to benefit from an art exhibition beginning this weekend.

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The Yorkshire Building Society Foundation Small Change Big Difference Month scheme where people can nominate their favourite local charity or good cause for the chance to win a �100 donation. Picture: John Clifton.

Yorkshire Building Society scheme boosts 12 Leeds charities

A dozen charities have received a share of £100,000 from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation after being nominated by people in Leeds.

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BEARD OFF: Left to right, competitors Martin Grange, Dan Mitchell, Simon Young and winner Andrew McAulay.

Leeds lawyers’ festive beard-off raises funds for charity

Lawyers at a Leeds firm competed in a festive beard-off to boost funds for a life-saving charity.

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Amanda Sands.

Leeds - ‘Give a dog in need a new family this year’

An animal charity manager has reminded the public that ‘a dog is for life not just for Christmas’ as she celebrates three decades helping her canine companions in Leeds.

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Gary Lewsley doing a fundraising firewalk for Maggie's.

Helping a family faced with cancer

Gary Lewsley knows better than most the stress and upset a cancer diagnosis can cause to an entire family.

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An artists impression of the planned Maggie's centre.

YEP Says: A quarter of the way to making Maggie’s happen!

It was always going to be a huge ask – and yet we were absolutely confident that our readers would stand up to be counted.

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