YEP Half and Half Appeal in photos - How Leeds made a difference down the decades

They are the photos which showcase the generosity and dedication of those who helped the YEP's Half and Half Appeal reach its £3 million target.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 3:07 pm
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 4:27 pm
Enjoy these photos from the YEP's Half and Half Appeal down the years. PICS: YPN
Enjoy these photos from the YEP's Half and Half Appeal down the years. PICS: YPN

Since launching in 1982, the fund which is believed to be the longest running newspaper charity campaign in the UK, received donations for a vital cause which remains close to people’s hearts. Many thousands of people across the city have made the contributions which help to keep the city’s two main hospices running. All cash is split equally between St Gemma’s and Sue Ryder Wheatfields. These photos plucked from the YEP archive showcase the efforts of those who help make a difference over the years. READ MORE: YEP appeal smashes £3million mark

Women's Circle members and friends set those needles clicking for charity when they joined former Lady Mayoress of Leeds, Beatrice Symonds, in a sponsored knit.
Dr Martin Berger with the then YEP editor Malcolm Barker being presented a certificate for his efforts for the Half and Half through his two pictures of Adel Church.

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This is St Theresa's football team from the early 1980s when they beat Pudsey Juniors to lift the Leeds and District Minor Cup. They reformed in 1996 to play a charity match for Half and Half.
Samantha Allen (left) and Debra Wannan (right) with racing pundit John McCririck at Wiiliam Hill bookmakers on Vicar Lane where he placed a bet on behalf of Half and Half.
Fundraiser Bernard Finnell who donated 230 to the Half and Half from an annual mod reunion.
St. Gemma's Hospice and Wheatfields Hospice were 51,000 pounds better off as a result of Half and Half. YEP editor Chris Bye pictured with Steve Kirk, chief executive of St. Gemma's, and Janet Halton, vice-chairman of Wheatfields Hospice.
Mini Santa George Brookes and other children from Mount St. Mary's Primary School sang carols at Leeds Bus Station in aid of Half and Half.
Injured Leeds United footballer, Lee Sharpe, hands over a Half and Half bet to Clare Meredith of Ladbrokes on Sydney Street.
St Gemma's staff celebrate the YEP reaching the two million pound mark.
The team from St Gemma's Hospice with YEP editor Neil Hodgkinson anda cheque for their share of the Half and Half.
Thomas Halliday who gave 40 pounds of his birthday money to Half and Half as a tribute to his mum Sandra who was battling cancer.
Hilda Mitchell who has helped to raise money for the Half and Half.
Laurence Hudson (left) and Colin Laycock of the Tetley's Pensioners Association with the collection tin for the Half and Half.
Dr Martin Berger who has raised more than 6,000 pounds for Half and Half through his two pictures of Adel Church.
Barbara Barrett (left) and Alyson Wort of Wheatfields Hospice toast the Half and Half Appeal which had reached one and a half million.
David Hartill and sister Cecilia Foley of St Gemma's Hospice raise a glass to the Half and Half Appeal which had reached one and a half million pounds.
Staff from Wheatfields Hospice with a cheque raised by YEP readers from the Half and Half Appeal. Pictured, from the left, Barbara Barrett, Alyson Wort, Nelson Redman and Pat Riley.
St. Gemma's Hospice staff receive a cheque donated by YEP readers from the Half and Half Appeal. Pictured, left to right, are Pauline Storey, Derek Edwards, Sheila Kelly, Con Egan, Elizabeth Houghton, Father Lyons, and Cecilia Foley.
Tracy Dick from St Gemma's and Donna Woodman from Wheatfields Hospice celebrate 30 years partnership with the YEP Half and Half Appeal.
Youngsters from The Oval in Killingbeck held a cake sale and fundraiser for Half and Half. Pictured, from left, Jacob Shaw, Aimee Gardner and Harrison Shaw.
Angela Butcher, from Hunslet, made jams, chutneys and pies to raise money for Half and Half.
Harry Hick from Cross Gates who left 30,000 pounds to the Half and Half Appeal in his will.
Guitar players from Leeds, Rob Galloway, left, and Stephen Cavadino, who raised money for Half and Half.
Half and Half Appeal Christmas tree at The Light in the city centre. Pictured, from left, are Graham Richards of St Gemma's Hospice, Sue Anderson of The Light and Jo Jones from Wheatfields Hospice.
Nick Momtaheni of Cool X Air Conditioning on Burley Road donated five per cent of all labour costs to the Half and Half Appeal.
Bankside Primary School held a pyjama themed non-uniform day to raise money for Half and Half.
Have you helped raise money for the Half and Half Appeal over the years? Thanks you for all your efforts. Share your memories with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected]