Leeds Community Foundation’s 100 Club launched at YEP

Nigel Richardson and Hilary Willmer.
Nigel Richardson and Hilary Willmer.
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A new fund to help young people was launched at a meeting of The Leeds Community Foundation’s 100 Club at the offices of the YEP.

The organisation has distributed £15m over the last five years to support the city’s most disadvantaged communities.

The 100 Club launched a Children & Young People’s Fund at its meeting.

Speaking at the event was Hilary Willmer, the founder of local charity CROP, who talked about helping to stop pimping and sexual exploitation of girls as young as 11, and Nigel Richardson, director of children’s services at Leeds City Council, about plans to create a child-friendly city. They are pictured.

A spokesperson said: “The Leeds Community Foundation plays a crucial role in raising and distributing funds in the city’s most disadvantaged communities, providing support and guidance to thousands.”

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