Ex-Leeds United player is class act with funding help for schools

Leigh Bromby.
Leigh Bromby.
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Schools can net themselves a funding boost with the help of former Leeds United footballer Leigh Bromby.

Leigh is a patron of a charity called KidsOut that has £120,000 to distribute to projects in primary schools in Yorkshire – and ideally in Leeds.

Examples of ways in which the money could be spent include equipping a multi-sensory room for disabled youngsters or giving disadvantaged pupils a day at a theme park or the seaside.

Leigh told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “It doesn’t have to be something massive, we’re just looking for ideas that will make a difference to the children and their schools.”

The ex-Leeds star and the rest of the local KidsOut committee are hoping to have suitable recipients lined up in time for a fundraising dinner taking place at United’s Elland Road ground early next month.

“It would be good if we could show people at the dinner what it is we do with the money they help raise,” said Leigh.

Schools wanting more information about possible funding support from KidsOut are asked to e-mail Info@premiercoachingltd.com.

The charity works to provide disadvantaged children with fun trips to places they might otherwise not get to visit.

It also supplies boxes of brand new toys and games to youngsters who have been rehoused due to domestic violence problems in their families.

Dewsbury-born Leigh played for Leeds from 2009 to 2013 and is now a youth coach at Huddersfield Town.